Community Involvement | Atmos Energy
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Community Involvement

Supporting the Communities We Serve

The communities we serve are far more than places to do business. They’re where Atmos Energy customers and employees call home, send kids to school, shop, play ballgames, live life. Communities are why we provide safe, reliable delivery of natural gas. We are proud to support the following causes:

Community Engagement

Chambers of commerce, economic development boards, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and other community organizations supporting civic and economic growth.

Health and Welfare

Salvation Army, United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Association, and others in health and welfare plus local Community Action Agencies.

Education

Adopt-A-School, student mentoring, and other programs helping to improve education for local kids.

Giving Where We Serve and Making a Difference

Giving back to the community is part of who we are as a company. We make a difference by offering customer assistance programs to help the elderly, disabled, veterans and low-income families in our service areas. Our Share the Warmth program, supported by donations from customers, employees and shareholders, distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations to help pay natural gas bills for eligible customers.

We also participate in the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps meet the energy needs of underserved families.

Being Good Neighbors

Living, working and raising families in the communities we serve makes this commitment personal to all of our employees. Community service is a key part of our culture. In addition to providing energy assistance, we have a long history of committing 1.5 percent of our distribution division earnings to charitable organizations that offer community services in the areas we care most about: health, education and community development.

We partner with agencies such as United Way and The Salvation Army during our annual week of giving campaign. We offer employees the opportunity to make a company-matched donation that supports the organization of their choice. We host Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for youth, where we share information about energy industry careers. Individually, our employees also give generously of their time. Every year, Atmos Energy employees volunteer an average of more than 35,000 hours. Employees adopt a school, read to children, deliver Meals on Wheels, support Special Olympics, serve on local boards and commissions, and volunteer through Habitat for Humanity.