Georgia Natural Gas® recently announced the Atlanta Music Project as the winner and recipient of the company’s TrueBlue Community Award.
The Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education to underserved youth in Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools (APS). Children and education comprise a major community focus area for Georgia Natural Gas.
Other award recipients include Ser Familia, an organization dedicated to strengthening Latino families through programs that empower them to thrive and enjoy a healthy family environment. Second Helpings Atlanta aggregates surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores, corporate dining halls, farmers markets and schools -- delivering it to front-line agencies that feed the hungry every day in the Metro Atlanta area.
An independent panel of judges convened to review applications and selected the winner.
Everybody loves a story with a happy ending, so let’s get to the good part: Georgia Natural Gas employees provided two amazing truckloads of new warm winter clothing, shoes, and toys to deserving children in a local community where the company operates. Employees selected children and families in November to shop for and fulfilled the wish list of each child and family. “I love cycling,” says Aimee Henderson, the company’s marketing director. “So, each year, I personally select the kids who want bicycles because it is a shared passion of mine. It gives me a good feeling to help during the holiday season and I’m proud of my colleagues who participate.”
There are at least four residential family shelters in the Atlanta neighborhood and school cluster that the children were selected from.
Georgia Natural Gas® is proud to announce that Dave Bouchelle of Gwinnett Co., Georgia is the winner of a brand new flat screen television. Mr. Bouchelle was the second person in line to recycle his electronics at our April Earth Day recycling event. He actually came by the event twice with additional materials to recycle. Thank you to everyone who visited and participated that day. We’d also like to thank our partners and participants: eWaste/ePlanet, WXIA-TV, Midtown Alliance, Biltmore Building, and TESLA Motors.
Georgia’s waterways provide us with much-needed drinking water, recreation, fishing, and serve as habitat to many protected animal species. That’s why Georgia Natural Gas’ award-winning TrueBlue Crew Employee Volunteers make it their mission to volunteer at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area each summer. For over a decade, the environment has been a focus area of the company’s community relations department and volunteers.
In 2010, we received the prestigious IMPACT Award from the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta. We’ve also been awarded the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Category II Torch Awards for Community Service from the Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia.
In fact, more than 300 homes have been weatherized, thanks to the funds provided by GNG and the following organizations that coordinate the programs: Southeast Energy Assistance, Inc., Partnership for Community Action, Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. Resource Service Ministries, Inc., and H.E.A.T. (Heating Energy Assistance Team).