PITTSBURGH, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Equitable Gas Company will once again partner with Pittsburgh area McDonald's restaurants for the "Fueling Your Day With Love" campaign to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Pittsburgh.
In continuing its efforts to improve the well-being of children in western Pennsylvania and the communities it serves, Equitable Gas Company has promised to donate two cents to RMHC of Pittsburgh for each cup of McDonald's Premium Roast Drip Coffee that is purchased at all Pittsburgh area McDonald's restaurants from March 18 through April 30.
At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, professional hockey player Matt Cooke, an enthusiastic volunteer for RMHC of Pittsburgh and spokesman for the campaign, will help kick-off the program at a press conference taking place at the North Shore McDonald's located at 801 Allegheny Avenue in Pittsburgh.
In the past two years, the "Fueling Your Day With Love" campaign has raised a total of $41,000 for RMHC of Pittsburgh."The 'Fueling Your Day With Love' campaign has become an annual program that has continued to grow and Equitable Gas is proud to once again partner with our neighborhood McDonald's restaurants to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh," said Bill Lucas, President of Equitable Gas Company. "When customers buy a delicious hot cup of McDonald's coffee to fuel their day, they can also know they are helping a family and sick child in need." Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing to families who have traveled to the Pittsburgh area seeking life-saving medical care for their children. Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" during one of the most difficult times in a family's life. By providing the necessities of home, Ronald McDonald House helps families focus solely on the well-being of their sick children. "With the generosity of Equitable Gas Company, McDonald's and Matt Cooke, we have been able to use the funds raised by this campaign to provide more families who are facing tremendous challenges with lodging and more amenities to meet their needs during their stay with us," said Eleanor Reigel, Executive Director of RMHC of Pittsburgh. About Equitable Gas Company Equitable Gas Company is a provider of safe and dependable natural gas service to approximately 275,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers located mainly in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Its customer base also includes more than 200 municipalities in nine other counties in western Pennsylvania, 12 counties in central and northern West Virginia, and nine counties in eastern Kentucky. Additional information about Equitable Gas can be obtained through its website at www.equitablegas.com. About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh Known as the House That Love Built, RMHC of Pittsburgh is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since its founding in 1979, RMHC has provided a home away from home for almost 14,000 families of seriously ill children receiving life-saving medical treatment in area hospitals. For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh, call 412.362.3400 or visit http://www.rmhcpgh.org. About McDonald's USA, LLC McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.McDToday.com. SOURCE Equitable Gas Company