ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Natural Gas® (GNG), a leading natural gas provider in Georgia, invites nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in the communities served by the company, to apply for a grant through its Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Community Awards program. Nonprofit organizations may apply now -- through the September 16, 2016 application deadline. A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded to selected Georgia-based nonprofits on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
This marks the sixth exciting year for the TrueBlue Community Awards and $300,000 in total grants since the start of the program and event. The awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of nonprofit community organizations that are committed to creating positive, lasting change in Georgia through programs in four key community focus areas shared by GNG.
The Focus Areas:
Children and Education – Initiatives that improve the educational, mental, social, cultural, and health and wellness of children.
Seniors – Initiatives or projects that provide direct services for seniors such as meals, home repair, social and recreational activities, and independent living assistance.
Energy Assistance – Projects that facilitate and offer access to energy assistance, home weatherization activities, and energy-saving repairs for vulnerable individuals and families – especially seniors and the disabled.
Environment/Sustainability – Projects that promote the conservation of natural resources in Georgia through direct activities and education – especially within the residential sector and neglected communities.
"I've been fortunate to be a part of the TrueBlue Community Awards program since the very first year of the program's inception. The awards have become a blue ribbon example of our company's continued dedication to being a good corporate citizen," says Mike Braswell, president and CEO of Georgia Natural Gas.
1. Website – Visit GNG.com to complete or download an application.
2. Email – Request an application by email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. U.S. Mail – Request an application by mail. Send a postcard or written request to:
TrueBlue Community Awards
Georgia Natural Gas
817 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
"As a corporate citizen, we understand the importance of doing more than what is expected. That's why you'll find our employees rolling up their sleeves to truly help our neighbors. For nearly twenty years, we've been a leader in corporate volunteerism and outreach," says Maurice Baker, manager of community relations for the company and founder of the awards program. "We encourage nonprofits all over the state to apply for this year's TrueBlue Community Awards."
About Georgia Natural Gas
Georgia Natural Gas is a leading provider of natural gas to homes and businesses in Georgia. Georgia Natural Gas is part of SouthStar Energy Services, a preeminent retail natural gas marketing company operating in 10 states. Based in Atlanta, SouthStar is a joint venture between Southern Company Gas and Piedmont Natural Gas. SouthStar manages over ten brands across its footprint including Georgia Natural Gas in the state of Georgia, Nicor Advanced Energy and Nicor Solutions in Illinois, and in other states, Ohio Natural Gas, Florida Natural Gas, New York Natural Gas, Maryland Energy, and Grand Rapids Energy. SouthStar also does business in the Carolinas as Piedmont Energy Company and in other parts of the Southeast as SouthStar Energy Services. For more information visit: GNG.com.
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