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December 01, 2010 11:11 ET

Enbridge Gas Distribution: Winter Warmth Program Launches to Help Ontario Families Stay Warm This Winter

More than 1,400 families will receive funding and benefit from the Winter Warmth Program this year

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) - To help Ontario households stay warm this winter, Enbridge Gas Distribution (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB), together with United Way, today launched the 2010-2011 Winter Warmth program.

Winter Warmth provides financial assistance to low-income households struggling to pay their heating bills during the cold winter months. The program is coordinated and delivered to customers by United Way through a network of 19 community agencies and is supported by Enbridge Gas Distribution.

"By working together with local agencies through the United Way, we are able to reach out to people in the community and help those in need," said Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "Some people are struggling to make ends meet and are balancing many financial priorities like food and heat. Through the Winter Warmth program we are able to help alleviate one of those concerns and help people stay warm."

How does Winter Warmth work?

Ontario families and individuals in need of financial assistance to pay their natural gas bills can learn more about applying for the Winter Warmth program through a network of participating community agencies.

Enbridge Gas Distribution's call centre can also advise customers about how to apply for Winter Warmth funding and direct them to the appropriate participating community agency. Customers can call 1-877-Enbridge (1-877-362-7434).

After successful completion of the application process, funding will be credited directly to the applicant's natural gas bill.

Who is eligible?

Eligible grant recipients must be Enbridge residential service customers who cannot pay their natural gas bills due to reduced income levels or extenuating circumstances, whose accounts are in arrears or at risk of going into arrears and who have recently received a disconnection notice.

For more information on how to apply for the Winter Warmth program, customers can contact the following participating community agency in their area. For information on other programs available to families and individuals in need, visit www.enbridgegas.com/winterwarmth.



Region Agency and Telephone Numbers
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Ajax-Pickering-Uxbridge Community Development Council Durham
(905) 686-2661
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Barrie & Greater Simcoe County Simcoe County Alliance to End
Homelessness/United Way
(705) 726-2301 ext. 30
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Bruce Grey United Way of Bruce Grey
(519) 376-1560
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City of Kawartha Lakes A Place Called Home
(705) 328-0905 ext. 223
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Dufferin County Community Livlng Dufferin
(519) 941-8971
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Lanark County The Mills Community Support Corporation
(613) 256-1031 ext. 24
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Leeds and Grenville 1,000 Islands Credit Counselling
(613) 498-2111 ext. 234
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Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Project S.H.A.R.E.
Erie
(905) 357-5121 ext. 30
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Northumberland County The Help Centre
(Campbellford only)
1-888-698-3382
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Oshawa-Whitby-Clarington Community Development Council Durham
(905) 686-2661
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Ottawa The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre
(613) 241-1573 ext. 257
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Peel Region Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
(905) 629-1873
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Peterborough & District Community Counselling/Housing Resource
Centre
(705) 743-2272
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Prescott & Russell United Counties of Prescott & Russell
(613) 675-4642 ext. 6102
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Renfrew County The Salvation Army
(613) 735-5601
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St. Catharines & District Community Care of St. Catharines and
Thorold
(905) 685-1349
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Toronto Neighbourhood Information Post
(416) 924-2543
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Welland The Hope Centre
(905) 788-0744
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York Region Canadian Mental Health Association - York
Region
(905) 841-3977 ext. 4240 or 1-866-345-0224
(Toll-Free)
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Enbridge Gas Distribution has a more than 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2010 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.

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