Gas South, the official natural gas provider and sponsor of the Atlanta Braves, wrapped up the fourth annual “Bring the Heat” campaign Sunday with a combined donation of $60,000 to the United Way and the Salvation Army’s Project SHARE.
Gas South pledged at the beginning of the season to donate $50 every time an Atlanta Braves pitcher strikes out an opponent. This season, the Atlanta Braves pitched 1,200 strikeouts, translating to a donation of $30,000 for each non-profit organization.
Gas South Vice Presidents Meredith Hodges and Chris Coan presented the checks to the United Way and the Salvation Army at the beginning of Sunday’s sold-out game, which was also long-time third basemen Chipper Jones’ last regular season home game.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Braves and give back to the communities we serve,” Hodges said. “The ‘Bring the Heat’ campaign has helped to make a huge impact on the lives of thousands of local families in need.”
Since 2010, Gas South has contributed a combined $172,000 to the United Way and the Salvation Army’s Project SHARE through the “Bring the Heat” campaign.
“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.
About Gas South
Gas South is Georgia’s fastest growing natural gas provider since 2008, serving more than 250,000 residential, business and governmental customers across the state. Based in Atlanta, Gas South is locally owned and operated, with all of its employees based in Georgia. Gas South is committed to providing its customers with the best value for their energy dollar. For more information, visit www.gas-south.com.
About The Salvation Army’s Project SHARE
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Project SHARE is a program of The Salvation Army Georgia Division, largely funded through the monthly donations of Georgia’s utility customers. SHARE provides emergency bill-payment assistance to individuals and families facing a temporary crisis threatening their home. SHARE attempts to target the most urgent need, whether it is a utility bill, a part of a rent payment or an emergency prescription.
For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
About United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
For more than a century, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta has continued to mobilize people in our community to help tackle the issues that are too big for anyone to solve alone. What makes United Way unique is how it helps our community work together to make lasting impact on tough community problems that take all of us to solve. United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta invests in the areas of education, income, health and ending chronic homelessness. To find or give help, dial 2-1-1 or visit us online at unitedwayatlanta.org.