Gas South donates $22K to United Way
by MDJ staff
July 31, 2014 09:34 PM | 1598 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Cumberland-based Gas South, the official natural gas provider of the Atlanta Braves, has donated $22,325 to United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta at the season’s midway point as part of the company’s “Bring the Heat” campaign.

Gas South is donating $25 to the United Way for every strikeout recorded by Braves pitchers this season. So far this season, the Braves have played 55 games at Turner Field, with 893 strikeouts, corresponding to a $22,325 donation to the United Way.

“For the past five years, Gas South’s ‘Bring the Heat’ campaign has helped make a difference in the lives of families across metro Atlanta,” said Meredith Hodges, vice president at Gas South. “It’s so gratifying to know that the cheers for every strikeout are not just for the home team, but also because another contribution has been made to United Way families in need.”

Since the program’s inception, Gas South has contributed more than $200,000 to United Way of Greater Atlanta and other nonprofit organizations.

“The Braves are honored to be affiliated with a great corporate and community partner like Gas South,” said Derek Schiller, Braves’ executive vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re thrilled that so many families will benefit from Gas South’s generous donation.”

Gas South has been Georgia’s fastest growing natural gas provider over the last two years, serving more than 250,000 residential, business and governmental customers across the state. Gas South is locally owned and operated, with all customer service provided through Georgia-based call centers.

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