As freezing temperatures continue, Piedmont Natural Gas announces $100,000 donation to Share the Warmth

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  • Company also asking customers to join in helping to keep neighbors warm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Piedmont Natural Gas today announced a $100,000 grant to its Share the Warmth program in an effort to help low-income households in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Piedmont's Share the Warmth program helps neighbors in need pay their energy bills, regardless of their home's energy source – whether it's natural gas, propane, oil or electricity.

The company also issued a plea to its customers to join its 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, and 100 percent of donations help residents in the community where the money is collected.

"We hope these extreme temperatures inspire our customers to join us in helping our most vulnerable neighbors," said Barbara Ashford, director of community relations for Piedmont Natural Gas. "It may seem like we're collecting small change, but it adds up to make a big difference for those in need." 

Customers can enroll by going to, filling out the form on the back of their bill or calling Piedmont at 800.752.7504.

Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas, its customers, the community and the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation have donated more than $3.1 million to the Share the Warmth program.

About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas, a North Carolina corporation, is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than a million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Piedmont provides a foundation for establishing a broader strategic natural gas infrastructure platform within Duke Energy to supplement and complement the previous natural gas pipeline investments and the natural gas business located in the Midwest.

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Jennifer Sharpe
Piedmont Natural Gas
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