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Nicor ​​Gas employees contribute over 600 hours to the community during the annual volunteer week

Nicor ​​Gas volunteers packaged and sorted food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Courtesy of Nicor ​​Gas

During Nicor ​​Gas’s 28th annual Volunteer Week, 219 volunteers participated in 17 service projects throughout the company’s Northern Illinois service territory, contributing a total of 670 hours.

Each May, employees join friends and family in the company’s Volunteer Week to donate their time and talents to organizations in the communities where they live and work.

“I am honored to be part of a company and team that prioritizes volunteerism and service. Nicor ​​Gas not only provides safe and reliable natural gas to our communities, but also provides the opportunity to make a meaningful difference through community service,” said Wendell Dallas, President and CEO of Nicor ​​Gas. “I want to thank our employees and their families who have donated their time and energy to give back to the communities Nicor ​​Gas is privileged to serve.”

During this volunteer week, employees and their families donated their time and energy to help in the following ways:

• One thousand snack packages packed for communities in need in partnership with the United Way of Metro Chicago;

• More than 40,000 pounds of food sorted and packaged at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository;

• Ten trees were planted in Memorial Park in LaGrange Park in collaboration with the Chicago Regional Trees Initiative;

• One hundred thirty-two lunches served at the DuPage PADS Interim Housing Center.

Over the past five years, Nicor ​​Gas employees have contributed more than 3,000 hours of volunteer time to nonprofit organizations that address basic needs such as food and housing crises and help protect community open space in the company’s Northern Illinois service area. For more information about Nicor ​​Gas’s commitment to the communities it serves, visit

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