DOVER, DE – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) today reaffirmed its commitment to the communities it serves and announced that it will co-sponsor the “Celebrating Black History Month with our Communities” campaign throughout Delaware and Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties in Maryland. The Company will partner with the Delaware State News and its network of Maryland news publications to pay tribute to African Americans and recognize their achievements and contributions throughout history. The campaign will include sponsoring the Black History Digital Contest. The Company’s Black Employee Network Employee Resource Group will be composing questions to be included in the Black History Digital Contest.
Recently, the Company also made commitments to the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity and announced a $100,000 pledge associated with the construction of the new YMCA community center in Middletown, Delaware. Chesapeake Utilities is dedicated to philanthropic partnerships that make a positive impact on all of our communities. The Company’s commitment to the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity, which has built and renovated over 50 homes, is also a commitment to Kent County and to furthering the construction and repair of quality homes for families in need.
The Company’s partnership with the YMCA of Delaware encompasses sponsorship of educational and cultural events, including, but not limited to, STEM workshops and ‘Lunch and Learn’ opportunities for seniors on energy efficiency. The sponsorship and events align with Chesapeake Utilities’ unwavering commitment to community engagement, environmental justice, and equity, diversity and inclusion.
Committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and serve, in 2020, Chesapeake Utilities and its affiliated companies donated more than $300,000 to charitable and community organizations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and its other service areas. Some of the donations directly supported new housing for families in need, community shelters and local food distribution organizations assisting community residents struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our customers and the communities where we live and work are extensions of our Chesapeake Utilities family,” said Shane Breakie, Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities. “2020 was an especially challenging year for all of us, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to support our communities. While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our approach to community support, we look forward to the opportunity to volunteer in-person once again when it is safe to do so.”
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which is engaged in natural gas transmission and distribution; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) utility services and solutions; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com, through the Company’s Investor Relations App and on the Annual Report Microsite at cpkannualreport.com.
About Chesapeake Utilities
Chesapeake Utilities, the corporation’s Delmarva Peninsula natural gas distribution operations, serves approximately 94,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Delaware and Maryland. Chesapeake’s Delaware division serves southern New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Chesapeake’s Maryland division operates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Wicomico, Dorchester, Caroline, and Cecil Counties. Its subsidiary Sandpiper Energy operates a natural gas and propane distribution system in Worcester County. Its subsidiary Elkton Gas delivers natural gas to Elkton, Maryland. Chesapeake Utilities, headquartered in Dover, Delaware, operates the only public natural gas fueling station on the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information about the Company and the SHARING program, visit www.chpkgas.com.
Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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