October 14, 2016—Gas South is donating money raised in its sixth annual “Bring the Heat” campaign to the Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Gas South donated $50 to the campaign each time the Atlanta Braves’ pitchers struck out a member of the opposing team. In previous years the amount donated was $25 per strikeout. The pitchers struck out 1,277 players this season, bringing the total amount of funds raised to $61,350. The donation to the Salvation Army is being made in recognition of its 125th anniversary of “Doing the Most Good.”
Of the donations, Gas South’s president and CEO, Kevin Greiner, said that it was his company’s corporate responsibility to give back. “We’re proud to team up with the Atlanta Braves again this season to support The Salvation Army and United Way,” he stated. “Both organizations have a large impact on the communities where our employees and customers live, work and play.”
Atlanta Area Commander Major Todd Hawks of The Salvation Army thanked Gas South as he received a $30,000 check. With Gas South’s ongoing assistance, he said, The Salvation Army had been able to provide 2,389 households with energy assistance, 160,000 warm meals to those in need, and shelter for over 108,000 men, women and children.
Since the beginning of the Bring the Heat campaign, Gas South has been able to raise nearly $350,000 for Atlanta area nonprofits that serve the community. Gas South is the official natural gas provider and sponsor of the Atlanta Braves.
Sources: Press Releases