***MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY*** Over 50 volunteers from Columbia Gas and InfraSource to rehabilitate LeMoyne Community Center playground

Local utility and pipeline contractor partners with Washington County United Way to provide important grounds maintenance and create walking trail for local non-profit

***high resolution pictures available upon request***

WHO:                    Pennsylvania State Senator Camera Bartolotta, City of Washington Mayor Scott Putnam, Leadership Washington County representatives, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Communications, Municipal Relations and Community Engagement Director Sarah Barczyk, InfraSource Operations Manager Western Pennsylvania Matthew Monza, Washington County United Way Executive Director Ann Hrabik, LeMoyne Community Center Executive Director Joyce Ellis

WHAT:                  Columbia Gas is teaming-up with pipeline contractor InfraSource, United Way of Washington County, Southpointe Construction and McCluskey Contracting to provide much needed safety and cosmetic improvements to the LeMoyne Community Center’s outside playground. Volunteers will clean debris and brush from the property’s wooded area, clearing the way and creating a new walking trail. Volunteers will also remove and replace fencing, paint pavilions, run electric, add lighting, build pavilion benches and gutters, replace building windows and mulch playground.

WHERE:               LeMoyne Multi-Cultural Community Center (200 North Forest Avenue, Washington, PA 15301)                                                 

WHEN:                 Saturday, June 29

7:00 a.m.             Check-in and refreshments

7:30 a.m.             Welcome and scope of work overview; start of volunteer work

11:00 a.m.           Volunteer day event remarks from local and state leadership

11:45 a.m.           Volunteer work to resume

5:30 p.m.             Volunteer work conclusion                               

WHY:                    Columbia Gas is committed to volunteerism and giving back to the communities where we deliver natural gas. Throughout the month of June, Columbia Gas is partnering with local non-profits and business partners to coordinate it’s first-ever Volunteer Blitz, a month of meaningful volunteer opportunities, aimed at making a positive impact where we work, play and live. For more information on the utility’s community investment, visit www.ColumbiaGasPA.com/givingback.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas to approximately 433,000 customers. With headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, it is one of NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands.  More information about Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and NiSource is available at www.ColumbiaGasPA.com and www.nisource.com.