11-23-2009 – Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder has announced that the company has made a major donation to H.E.A.T., the Heating Energy Assistance Team, based in Atlanta. H.E.A.T. is a non-profit organization which has helped low-income and elderly Georgians with their heating bills for 26 years.
“We are pleased to be able to increase our contribution to this notable organization, especially as the winter months approach,” said Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder. “We know winter can be a challenging season, and are glad to do our part,” he added. Dallas-based Stream Energy joined H.E.A.T. as a corporate partner in 2008, the same year Stream Energy and its marketing arm Ignite entered Georgia’s deregulated natural gas market.
“With the downturn in the economy, many Georgia families are forced to choose between heating their homes and buying food or medicine. Stream Energy’s donation will help reach the households most in need of emergency energy assistance this winter,” said Janet H. Joseph of H.E.A.T., Inc.
Stream Energy provides natural gas to customers within the Atlanta Gas Light service area, including the cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Athens, Rome, Valdosta, Augusta and Brunswick.
H.E.A.T. was established in 1983 as a program of Atlanta Gas Light Company. With deregulation, it became a non-profit organization in May 2000. H.E.A.T. funds are distributed by the Georgia Department of Human Services through local community action agencies. Last winter, H.E.A.T. disbursed more than $1 million to families including the elderly, disabled and families with children.