The TrueBlue Community Awards gives us the opportunity to recognize the dedication and incredible
effort of local non-profits keeping our families safe during this unexpected year. This year, GNG will
distribute $25,000 to local organizations going above and beyond to support our community during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
To apply, download the 2020 application below. Submit your completed application via email to Moe Baker at MauriceBaker@southstarenergy.com by November 20, 2020.
Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Crew Volunteers recently enjoyed spending time with patients and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The employee volunteers organized a t-shirt painting crafts event for the patients and a pizza party for the entire family. GNG has been a long-time supporter of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Children and education are a community focus of the company.
For many of us, 9/11 is a day to reflect on the first-responders and brave Americans affected by the events of that horrific day. Georgia Natural Gas employees honored dedicated Americans by volunteering to pack meals for deserving children and families in our area. A large group of GNG employees joined corporate volunteers and local nonprofits at the College Football Hall of Fame. Atlanta was one of eight cities across the country to participate in this exciting, meaningful event.
Back-to-School always comes too soon, right? Georgia Natural Gas volunteers joined friends and colleagues from the corporate, nonprofit, and educational community to support the annual Back-to-School Bash serving Atlanta Public Schools’ students . It was an exciting day in which we gave away school supplies in conjunction with the Atlanta Partners for Education. We also sponsored the backpack giveaway which gives every student a brand new backpack to take back to school. Nearly 1,500 kids visited our booth at the event at the World Congress Center.
Georgia Natural Gas is a proud supporter of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Every day, through the school year, students from the school come to our offices and intern. It’s an opportunity to learn and grow. They work in departments like marketing, accounting, and customer operations. The school has over a 95% college placement rate for the students. We’re always excited when they arrive at the beginning of the year, but it’s sad at the end of the year when they leave. Fortunately, many stay in touch!
Georgia Natural Gas employees from our accounting department recently volunteered with Meals on Wheels. One of our colleagues has been delivering meals to seniors for over a decade and even inspired her colleagues to volunteer, too! Organizations like Meals on Wheels work hard to fill in the gaps and help our most vulnerable citizens - in many cases they are seniors. It was a joy to visit with seniors and we thank them for welcoming us into their homes.
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).