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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

www.yankeegas.com
News Release
  
Yankee Gas Makes Holiday Donations to 12 Organizations
Intent is to brighten holidays for the needy across Connecticut
 
MEDIA CONTACT:Sandy St. Pierre
Office:860-665-6211
 
BERLIN, Conn., December 21, 2004 (NYSE: NU) – In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Yankee Gas Services Company has donated $6,000 to 12 organizations around Connecticut to support local efforts at making the holiday season warmer, brighter and more festive for those in need. Each year, Yankee Gas employees generously donate toys, food and money to help needy families around the state during the holiday season. This year, with input from employees, 12 organizations were identified to each receive a $500 gift on behalf of Yankee Gas employees.
“The idea is to build upon existing relationships we have in these communities and give us an opportunity to develop new ones,” said Dennis E. Welch, president and chief operating officer of Yankee Gas. “It is my belief that to make a difference, you have to do something. These donations are a token of our commitment to the communities where we live, work and serve our customers. It says that we care; and that’s because we truly do.”
The organizations benefiting from Yankee’s donations include:
Will Santa Find Me Foundation (providing for children in hospitals with chronic or terminal illnesses)
St. Vincent DePaul Place in Middletown
Southeast Connecticut Habitat for Humanity (New London)
Windham Area Habitat for Humanity (Willimantic)
U.S. Marine Corps, Toys for Tots (Hartford/Wethersfield)
St. Vincent DePaul Society (Waterbury)
Torrington Area Council of Churches/FISH
Family Program/Special Projects c/o Hartford National Guard Armory
Derby Daycare Center
Salvation Army (Danbury)
Family & Children’s Agency, Inc. (Stamford)
The Carver Foundation (Norwalk)

Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 194,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut’s energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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