Gas South, a leading provider of natural gas throughout the southeastern U.S., announces their donation of $325,000 to City of Refuge to support families in Metro Atlanta transitioning out of crisis. The donation will be used to fund the expansion of City of Refuge’s City School and provide continued support for the Gas South STEAM lab at the organization.
As a part of the company’s ongoing mission to Be A Fuel For Good, Gas South donates 5% of its annual profits to support children in need in the communities it serves. In 2022, the company gave more than $3.2 million to help support children in need in Georgia and Florida, more than doubling the previous year’s contribution. They’re projected to give $4.5 million in 2023. Since 2006, Gas South has donated more than $12 million, focusing on programs that provide food, clothing, shelter, education, career development or aid for chronic and terminal illnesses, to children and young adults.
“Education is one of the most powerful tools you can give a child, and Gas South is proud to expand City of Refuge’s educational programs as a part of our mission to Be A Fuel For Good,’” said Kevin Greiner, president and CEO of Gas South. “City of Refuge transforms the lives of children trying to escape poverty and thrive in the community and is extremely deserving of our support.”
City of Refuge’s City School provides on-site education for children fourth through 12th grade. The City School will use Gas South’s donation to undergo a strategic expansion to include kindergarten through fourth grade, with fourth grade being added in fall 2023. This expansion will include additional teachers, increased curriculum capabilities and new classroom and student technology, such as laptops for personalized learning and technology interaction.
The Gas South STEAM Lab at City of Refuge provides out of school programming from 3 to 6 p.m. each school day for youth in the community.
"As we aim to improve our ability to provide quality educational resources to our community, we're excited to once again partner with Gas South as they invest in our mission," said Bruce Deel, founder and CEO of City of Refuge. "We look forward to seeing the positive impact Gas South's support will have on our organization’s forthcoming initiatives."