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GNG to Present $50,000 in Grants to Outstanding Georgia Nonprofits

ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Natural Gas ® (GNG), Georgia's leading natural gas provider, will award a total of $50,000 in grants to Georgia-based nonprofits on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Nonprofit 501(c) (3) organizations in the communities served by GNG are invited to apply for a grant now through the August 31, 2013 application deadline.

The third annual GNG TrueBlue Community Awards will be given as GNG celebrates its 15th Crystal Anniversary of serving Georgia communities.  The TrueBlue awards acknowledge the effort and dedication of community organizations and the hard work they put forth to create positive, lasting change in Georgia through programs in four key focus areas shared by the company.

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 can't think of a better way to celebrate our 15-year anniversary of serving Georgia than to recognize the state's best nonprofits and the work they do every day to make Georgia a better place to live," says Mike Braswell, president and CEO of Georgia Natural Gas.  "We look forward to another great year of applications and a fun celebration."

To Apply:

  1. Website – Visit www.onlygng.com to complete or download an application.
  2. Email Request an application by email. communityrelations@georgianaturalgas.com
  3. U.S. Mail – Request an application by mail. Send a post card or written request to --

TrueBlue Community Awards     
Georgia Natural Gas           
817 W. Peachtree Street     
Suite 1000                         
Atlanta, GA 30308              

"Over the past 15 years, GNG has supported initiatives that benefit Georgia's citizens and its environment, and our employees have invested thousands of volunteer hours supporting many of those initiatives," says Maurice Baker, manager of community relations for the Atlanta-based company.  "We feel a kindred spirit with many Georgia nonprofits and we encourage them to apply for this year's TrueBlue Community Awards."

About Georgia Natural Gas
Georgia Natural Gas (GNG) serves nearly half a million residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Georgia. GNG is part of SouthStar Energy Services, a Georgia-based joint venture between AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) and Piedmont Natural Gas Co. (NYSE: PNY). SouthStar also operates in Ohio as Ohio Natural Gas, in Florida as Florida Natural Gas, in New York as New York Natural Gas, in the Carolinas as Piedmont Energy, in Maryland as Maryland Energy, and in other parts of the Southeast as SouthStar Energy Services. For more information, visit www.onlygng.com.

SOURCE Georgia Natural Gas

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