By Special to the Daily World
Georgia Natural Gas (GNG), Georgia’s leading natural gas provider, will award a total of $50,000 in grants to Georgia-based nonprofits on Oct. 26, 2011. Nonprofit 501(c) (3) organizations in the communities served by GNG are invited to apply for a grant now through the July 15, 2011, application deadline.
The Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Community Awards acknowledge the effort and dedication of community organizations working hard to bring about positive, lasting change 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; and Environ-ment/Sustainability-projects that promote the conservation of natural resources in Georgia through direct activities and education – especially within the residential sector and neglected communities.
To enter: visit http://www.onlygng.com to complete or download an application, or request an application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org request an application by mail. Send a postcard or written request to: TrueBlue Community Awards, Georgia Natural Gas, 817 W. Peachtree St., Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
“We’re celebrating a decade of giving by giving even more. We encourage Georgia’s nonprofits – both large and small, to apply for the Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Community Awards,” said Maurice Baker, manager of community relations for the Atlanta-based company. “Over the past decade, Georgia Natural Gas has supported initiatives that benefit Georgia’s citizens and its environment. And our employees have invested thousands of hours of volunteer time supporting many of those initiatives.”