We’re giving over $1 million in 2020 to priority nonprofit partners whose services have become more critical than ever amid COVID-19. Learn how we’re making a difference together and how you can help.
This series highlights each of the priority nonprofit partners we’re supporting throughout these difficult times. We previously highlighted the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Now, let’s look at the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT), a nonprofit organization that provides critical support to low-income families.
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, many metro Atlanta families need assistance to cover their bills. Gas South committed over $1 million to ease the pandemic’s impact on our community, including a $150,000 donation to the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT).
For all too many Georgians, a missed paycheck or unanticipated challenge, such as COVID-19, creates difficult financial choices for basic necessities. Over the past 36 years, HEAT has been working to help eliminate the “heat or eat” choice many are faced with and has provided more than $23 million in energy assistance to over 100,000 households.
Gas South & HEAT
With Gas South’s longstanding mission to Be a Fuel for Good, we are committed to serving and giving back to our community, especially during these unprecedented times. That’s why our donation to HEAT is five times what it was in 2019, and we estimate this will help nearly 1,000 families avoid natural gas service interruption.
We have proudly supported HEAT, as well as other local charitable organizations long before the pandemic hit, and we will continue to do so long after. Giving back is an integral part of who we are at Gas South, as a company and as individuals. Gas South gives 5% of our annual profits to support children, families and our communities resulting in over $6.5 million dollars donated thus far.