Southeast Gas recently announced its 2020 Give Back to Schools contribution. The company designated more than $124,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama this year. Give Back to Schools started in 2010 as a board-approved initiative. It provides dollars to public schools based solely on their natural gas usage for the previous year. So, the more natural gas a school system uses, the more dollars that system receives.
Board members work alongside local Superintendents to determine the best use of funds. “We’ve provided this help to schools for 11 years,” said Southeast Gas Board Chair and Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain. “That’s more than $1.4 million since we started. Usually these funds are not designated, so schools have flexibility about how their dollars are spent.”
School systems impacted by the Southeast Gas Give Back to Schools initiative are: Andalusia City Schools, Butler County Schools, Coffee County Schools, Covington County Schools, Crenshaw County Schools, Dale County Schools, Daleville City Schools, Dothan City Schools, Elba City Schools, Enterprise City Schools, Eufaula City Schools, Henry County Schools, Houston County Schools, Lowndes County Schools, Opp City Schools, Ozark City Schools and Pike County Schools, Pike Road Schools, Russell County Schools and Troy City Schools.
Community Service Scholarships
“Southeast Gas believes in our next generation. Local schools are a critical component to community success,” said Southeast Gas President and CEO Greg Henderson. Southeast Gas sponsors the Southeast Gas Community Service Scholarship. High school seniors apply for a $1,500 award based on their contributions to local and regional community efforts. The scholarships are $1,500, and up to 24 students receive recognition. March 13, 2020 is the applications deadline, and the entry form is here.
Additionally, dozens of schools receive aid from Southeast Gas employee volunteers annually. So, throughout the year, we landscape, paint, provide gas appliance maintenance and mentor, among many other activities.
Southeast Gas provides natural gas service to 35 communities throughout Southeast Alabama, and is owned by 14 cities – Abbeville, Andalusia, Brundidge, Dothan, Elba, Enterprise Eufaula, Fort Deposit, Greenville, Headland, Luverne, Opp, Ozark and Troy.