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Piedmont Invites Community To Join In Holiday Giving Tradition Date Posted: 12/03/2012

December 5 Food Drive For Second Harvest Highlights 2nd Annual Holiday Week of Giving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) will partner with seven local nonprofit organizations December 3-7 for its second annual Holiday Week of Giving as employee volunteers and the community at large pitch in to make the holidays a little brighter for neighbors in need.

The highlight of the week will be a community food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the traffic circle outside Piedmont’s SouthPark headquarters at Piedmont Town Center.

“Piedmont’s first Holiday Week of Giving was a great success last year and we are excited about continuing this great new holiday tradition,” said Thomas E. Skains,  chairman, president and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas.  “We’re inviting the general public to join us Wednesday for our holiday food drive and help needy families in the Charlotte community this holiday season.”

Last year’s drive collected more than 1,100 pounds of food in just three hours. Piedmont hopes to improve on this success by more than doubling the donation period to seven hours this year.

During this year’s Holiday Week of Giving, Piedmont employees will also serve the community with the following volunteer activities:

  • Collecting toys for Toys for Tots
  • Packing gift boxes for soldiers as part of Operation North State
  • Serving dinner to families at Hospitality House
  • Packing snack and hygiene bags for homeless schoolchildren at A Child’s Place
  • Packing gift bags for the YWCA’s Women in Transition and Families Together programs
  • Collecting used and new pots and pans for Crisis Assistance Ministry

For more information on Piedmont’s Holiday Week of Giving, please visit

About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial utility customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including 51,600 customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, interstate natural gas storage and intrastate natural gas transportation. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at

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