Nicor Gas Donates More Than $130,000 to Local Energy Assistance Agencies and Food Pantries
December 18, 2013
NAPERVILLE, IL – Dec. 18, 2013 – Giving back to the communities it serves is a year-round commitment for Nicor Gas, and this year the holiday season will be a little brighter for northern Illinois residents thanks to the company’s recent donations to 29 agencies and food pantries in the area.
The grants include $80,500 for 19 nonprofit organizations and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) intake agencies and $50,000 in funding for 10 local food pantries. “Nicor Gas has been part of the fabric of this region for more than 150 years, and we are dedicated to the well-being of the communities we serve. We recognize that many Illinois families are facing economic challenges so we are pleased to fund programs that help provide additional relief during the holiday season,” said Beth Reese, president of Nicor Gas.
Nicor Gas also sponsored food drives at several of its facilities, and employees collected more than 1,000 pounds of food to donate to local food banks.
“We believe it is not only our duty – but a privilege – to help those most in need, and that is why we have partnered with several local organizations that work tirelessly to help the communities in our region,” Reese said.
The organizations benefiting from the Nicor Gas grants and food drives are Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (Chicago); Community Contacts (Elgin); Will County Center for Community Concerns (Joliet); Tri-County Opportunities Council (Rock Falls); Mid-Central Community Action (Bloomington); Community Action Partnership of Lake County (Waukegan); Kankakee County Community Services (Kankakee), Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (Freeport); East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Danville); Western Illinois Regional Council (Macomb); Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials (Rushville); Tazwood Community Services (Morton); Project NOW (Rock Island); Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (Lincoln); Arab American Family Services (Bridgeview); Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (Maywood); Naperville Cares (Naperville); Respond Now (Chicago Heights); and Ford Heights Community Service Organization (Ford Heights). Food banks that received assistance are Northern Illinois Food Bank (Park City), Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry (Naperville), Kendall County Food Pantry (Yorkville), Midwest Food Bank (Bloomington), West Suburban Community Pantry (Woodbridge), Respond Now (Chicago Heights), Kankakee County Community Services, Inc. (Kankakee), Shepherd’s Pantry (Carthage), MorningStar Mission (Joliet) and Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (Aurora).
For information about other Nicor Gas-sponsored energy assistance programs, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.