As Temperatures Dip, Piedmont Natural Gas Asks Community to 'Share the Warmth'

Customers and Public Urged to Help Those in Need Who are Struggling to Pay Their Energy Bills This Winter

Jan 19, 2016, 14:26 ET from Piedmont Natural Gas

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today called on its customers and the general public to help the community's neediest residents stay warm this winter by contributing to Piedmont's Share the Warmth program.

Donations to Share the Warmth are distributed by Piedmont's partner agencies and are used to pay energy bills regardless of the energy source used in the home, including natural gas, propane, oil and electricity. Funds stay in the communities where they are collected.

Customers can participate by signing up for Piedmont's Share the Warmth Round Up program, which authorizes Piedmont to round up a customer's monthly bill to the nearest dollar with the difference going to Share the Warmth. During the course of a year, the customer would pay no more than $12 into the fund.

"It's easy to participate in Piedmont's Share the Warmth Round Up program, so we hope these cold temperatures inspire more customers to join us in helping our neighbors in need," said Timothy Greenhouse,  managing director of community relations for Piedmont Natural Gas. "Contributions are tax deductible and there are no administrative costs, so 100 percent of every dollar you donate goes directly to helping people stay warm this winter."  

Customers who want to enroll in the Round Up program can go online to, fill out the form on the back of their monthly bill or call Piedmont at 1-800-752-7504.

Through contributions from customers, community members, the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation and the company directly, Share the Warmth has provided more than $2.6 million to help low-income families and individuals pay their energy bills.

While the Round Up program is available only to Piedmont customers, the general public can make a tax-deductible contribution to this worthy cause by mailing a check to the following address:

Piedmont Natural Gas/Share the Warmth Attention: Treasury Department 4720 Piedmont Row Drive 8th Floor Charlotte NC 28210

About Piedmont Natural Gas Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial, industrial and power-generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, regulated interstate natural gas transportation and storage, and regulated intrastate natural gas transportation businesses. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at

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