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Nicor Gas’ Volunteer Week: May 12-19

Largest volunteer effort to date supports 20 different organizations at 28 events throughout the week

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – May 10, 2018 – Hundreds of Nicor Gas employees, their families and friends will volunteer in their local communities as part of Nicor Gas’ Volunteer Week: May 12-19 – the largest effort to date in the 22 consecutive years employees have come together to serve.

Twenty-eight service projects with 20 different organizations will be complete throughout the week, from clean up and planting at a nature center in Palos Heights to food sorting in Yorkville, and painting and landscaping at family services center in Dekalb, and many events in-between including Bellwood, Glen Ellyn, Des Plaines and Naperville.

Since 1996, the Nicor Gas’ Volunteer Day occurred the third Saturday in the month of May. This year’s efforts encompass an entire week of activities to benefit the communities served by Nicor Gas.

“Volunteer Day is one of the traditions we are most proud of, and this year I am excited to see the efforts expand to a week’s work of service,” said Melvin D. Williams, president of Nicor Gas. “As a company, we want to be judged not only by the service we provide, but also for what we do to improve the quality of life for all people in the places where we live and work. We hope that our pledge to volunteerism inspires others to make the same commitment, not just on one day or week, but throughout the year.” 

Volunteer Week activities include:

  • Saturday, May 12
    • Gardening and landscaping at Marcfirst, Normal
    • Outdoor cleanup at Hearthstone Manor, Woodstock
    • Food sorting and cleanup at Kendall County Community Food Pantry, Yorkville
    • Construction of a new home with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, Aurora
    • Construction of a new home with DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Hanover Park
    • Food sorting and assistance at People’s Resource Center, Wheaton and Westmont
    • Repacking and labeling food at Midwest Food Bank, Bloomington
    • Painting and landscaping at Family Service Agency of Dekalb County, Dekalb
  • Monday, May 14
    • Care kit packaging to benefit United Way of Metro Chicago, Des Plaines
    • Preparing sack lunches to benefit DuPage Pads, Glen Ellyn
  • Tuesday, May 15
    • Care kit packaging to benefit United Way of Metro Chicago, Glen Ellyn
    • Food sorting at Loaves & Fishes, Naperville
  • Wednesday, May 16
    • Care kit packaging to benefit United Way of Metro Chicago, Des Plaines
    • Food sorting at Loaves & Fishes, Naperville
  • Thursday, May 17
    • Outdoor cleanup at Morton Arboretum, Lisle
    • Care kit packaging to benefit United Way of Metro Chicago, Naperville
  • Friday, May 18
    • Food sorting at Loaves & Fishes, Naperville
  • Saturday, May 19
    • Gardening at a shelter for women and children in Downers Grove
    • Food sorting at Northern Illinois Food Bank, Geneva
    • Outdoor cleanup and planting at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights
    • Gardening at Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, Wheaton
    • Food collection sorting at Warren-Sharpe Community Center, Joliet
    • Food sorting at Restoration Ministries, Harvey
    • Construction of a new home with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, Aurora
    • Construction of a new home with DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Hanover Park
    • Outdoor cleanup at a shelter for women and children in Woodstock
    • Painting and gardening at Hesed House, Aurora

To learn more about Nicor Gas’ community involvement, visit nicorgas.com/community/volunteerism.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 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 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 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 www.southerncompanygas.com. 

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