UGI Energy Services donated a work truck to Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania on November 13, 2023.
UGI Energy Services, a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, presented the Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania (VOPA) a work truck to transport prefabricated homes for their new Tiny Home village. The truck, a 2015 Ford F-250, was contributed to VOPA through UGIES’ Veteran Employment Team (VET).
“We are pleased to support Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania and their Tiny Home Village for homeless veterans in the region,” said Mindy Deamer, Chair of VET at UGI Energy Services. “At UGIES and for the VET Committee, giving back to the Veteran community is our way to honor those who have dedicated their lives to serve for our country.”
VOPA’s mission is to provide each Veteran with his or her tiny home, so they can feel safe and in control of their surroundings. The tiny home village is designed for homeless Veterans to promote a nurturing environment where each individual can join with service providers, family and friends to find a path that leads to a better life, supported through access to heath, wellness, education, employment and a myriad of other services provided at the Veteran’s pace.
“We are deeply grateful for the support of UGI Energy Services and their VET committee,” said Tom Zimmerman, chairman and co-founder of VOPA. “Having this truck will allow us to transport the model tiny home to outreach events, and, when Veterans move into our community, it will be a much-needed maintenance vehicle for us. In the winter, we plan to put a snowplow on the truck to help us clear our access road. UGI Energy Service’s donation will directly help Veterans in Veterans Grove and the surrounding community.”
Supporting Our Veterans
At UGI, we believe that veterans play a vital role in strengthening UGI through the recruitment and retaining of veterans, community contributions, and volunteer initiatives. Our VET committee members include, Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard; their families, and partners, committed to support military veteran employees.
Learn more about UGI’s VET program and our community initiatives in our latest ESG report.