Georgia Natural Gas Foundation commits $25,000 to Meals on Wheels Atlanta to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Part of Southern Company Gas’ $2.5 million overall commitment to help those hardest hit by the pandemic

ATLANTA, March 25, 2020 — As Georgia communities continue to navigate the uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Georgia Natural Gas Foundation is committed to ensuring seniors have access to food. The Foundation is donating $25,000 to Meals On Wheels Atlanta, a nonprofit organization working to deliver nourishing food to homebound and low-income seniors in Fulton County.

“At this critical time, we understand older adults are particularly susceptible to the threat of COVID-19. It is important that we all do our part to support our most vulnerable communities,” said Mike Braswell, president and CEO of Georgia Natural Gas. “This contribution from the Georgia Natural Gas Foundation is intended to help deliver vital nutrition services to seniors and make a positive impact at the local level — right here in Georgia where we work, live and operate. During this difficult time, this is our way of joining with those who are on the front lines serving seniors.”

“This funding could not have come at a more needed time. We thank the Georgia Natural Gas Foundation for this generous donation that will be used to help increase our capacity to provide much-needed, healthy meals to seniors,” said Meals On Wheels Atlanta CEO Charlene Crusoe-Ingram. “This timely support will help to provide over 6,200 meals to seniors who urgently need our help.”

The Georgia Natural Gas Foundation, a subsidiary of the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation, is making this immediate investment as part of the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation, Southern Company Gas and its subsidiaries’ $2.5 million commitment to support COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across its operations footprint.

About the Georgia Natural Gas Foundation

The Georgia Natural Gas Foundation is a subsidiary of the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, committed to supporting those who are transforming and improving the lives of communities throughout Georgia.

About the Southern Company Charitable Gas Foundation

The Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to supporting those who are transforming lives by tackling complex challenges with revolutionary vision. Every year, the Charitable Foundation donates millions of dollars in grants to organizations that align with Southern Company Gas’ values and that passionately work to improve the lives of the communities the company serves. As an independent, nonprofit

philanthropic foundation, the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation is funded solely by Southern Company Gas through shareholder dollars.

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 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility 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 southerncompanygas.com.

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2020-03-27T02:20:02-04:00March 25th, 2020|Press Release|