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Elizabethtown Gas empowers local nonprofits to help struggling households meet energy needs

UNION, NJ – Nov. 3, 2016 – Elizabethtown Gas is dedicated to helping customers stay warm this winter. Today, during its annual Energy Assistance Empowerment Breakfast, the company awarded $77,500 in grants to five local organizations that work year-round to provide assistance to households struggling with their energy costs.

“Energy is a basic human need,” said Brian MacLean, president of Elizabethtown Gas. “Continuing to support our community partners will ensure that hundreds of residents facing financial hardship can keep their homes warm, cook their meals and access hot water.”

The following organizations – all located within the Elizabethtown Gas service area – received funding for programs that supplement a portion of customers’ home heating costs, and to support projects that promote energy conservation and efficiency.

Northwest NJ Community Action Program (NORWESCAP), Phillipsburg: Provides crisis intervention and emergency needs assistance to meet the heating needs of customers in Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties.

Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB), New Brunswick: Supports Mobile Outreach Initiative to increase enrollment of low-income Middlesex County residents in home energy assistance programs.

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD), Perth Amboy: Supports the long-term viability and sustainability of the Senior Services Center’s Access to Energy program.

Puerto Rican Occupational Center for Education Economic Development (PROCEED), Elizabeth: Provides crisis intervention and energy assistance to individuals and families who have been unable to obtain assistance from other sources.

United Way of Greater Union County, Elizabeth: Supports the emergency energy and utilities program, known as the Flex Funds Initiative that aids economically challenged households in time of need.

For additional information about Elizabethtown Gas’ community involvement and energy assistance programs, and connect with the company on Facebook (facebook.com/ElizabethtownGas) and Twitter (Twitter.com/ETownGas).
 

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 292,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. Elizabethtown Gas focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day, and was ranked highest in customer satisfaction with residential natural gas service in the east among midsize utilities, three years in a row, by J.D. Power and Associates. Elizabethtown Gas also is committed to economic growth and development in New Jersey and was recognized in 2016 with the Economic Impact Award by the Supplier Diversity Development Council. For more information, visit elizabethtowngas.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.6 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit www.southerncompanygas.com.

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