Chattanooga, Tenn. – Dec. 17, 2020 – Chattanooga Gas partnered with Operation Warm to donate 200 new coats to children attending Red Bank Elementary School and Harrison Lower Elementary School. Operation Warm is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing warmth, confidence and hope for children in need through the gift of brand-new coats.
“Chattanooga Gas is dedicated to keeping everyone in our communities warm this winter,” said Pedro Cherry, president and CEO of Chattanooga Gas. “Partnering with Operation Warm to donate new winter coats to children in Hamilton County enables us to broaden our reach and give families one less issue to worry about during this extraordinarily challenging year.”
A team of Chattanooga Gas employees distributed coats between Red Bank Elementary and Harrison Lower Elementary schools Dec. 9. School officials expressed gratitude for the gifts and shared how the coats also help students’ education outside the classroom.
“Red Bank Elementary is so grateful to Chattanooga Gas and Operation Warm for their thoughtful and generous donation of 100 coats for our students,” said Lauren Bruce, family partnership specialist for Red Bank Elementary School. “This special gift will keep our students warm at home and at school while they play and learn. Red Bank Elementary has an on-going commitment to outdoor education from our Forest Kindergarten program to the 5th Grade Stream Team. Our students explore, discover and play outdoors each week. Now we can make sure that every student who needs a coat has a nice, new coat to be proud of!”
This is the first year Chattanooga Gas joined with Operation Warm to provide winter coats to children in need.
“We are thankful to our friends at Chattanooga Gas and Operation Warm for stepping up and supplying our Harrison Elementary students with a warm token of love, care and even a book on safety,” said Cassandra Latimer, family partnership specialist for Harrison Lower Elementary School. “This donation was a relief to many families in our community.”
Founded in 1998, Pennsylvania-based Operation Warm and its partners have provided more than 3.5 million coats across North America.
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Caption for photo No. 1: Chattanooga Gas employees Floyd Brown and Darren Moten deliver new, donated coats to Harrison Lower Elementary School Dec. 9.
Caption for photo No. 2: Chattanooga Gas employees Floyd Brown and Paul Leath deliver boxes of new coats donated by Chattanooga Gas and Operation Warm to Harrison Lower Elementary School Dec. 9.
Caption for photo No. 3: Chattanooga Gas employees and Harrison Lower Elementary School staff display some of the 200 new coats donated by Chattanooga Gas and Operation Warm Dec. 9. (Pictured left to right back row) Paul Leath, Kathy Douglas, Floyd Brown, Darren Moten. (Pictured left to right, front row) Breeze Miller, Kennishia Cann, Jennifer Brownlee and Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell.
Caption for photo No. 4: Chattanooga Gas employee Thomas McCutcheon stacks of boxes filled with new coats donated to Red Bank Elementary School Dec. 9.
Caption for photo No. 5: (Left to right) Red Bank School officials Bradford Goodridge and Pam Foster speak with Chattanooga Gas employee Thomas McCutcheon during the Dec. 9 coat delivery event.
Caption for photo No. 6: Red Bank school official Pam Foster and Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell, vice president of operations for Chattanooga Gas, stand in front of a rack and boxes filled with new coats donated Dec. 9 to the school.
Chattanooga Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Chattanooga Gas provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 68,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee. The Chattanooga Gas service area includes the communities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. For more information, visit chattanoogagas.com.
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 4.3 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 631,000 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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