Shepherd Center to benefit from Partnership between Buckhead Coalition and Gas South
Shepherd Center’s rehabilitation programs for teens who sustain a spinal cord or brain injury in sports-related accidents will benefit from a new fundraising partnership between the Buckhead Coalition and Gas South, according to an announcement the organizations made today.
Through Oct. 5, Gas South will provide a $50 credit to Buckhead residents and businesses that select Gas South as their natural gas provider. In addition, enrollees are eligible for a discount off Gas South’s published rates for as long as they remain customers. And Gas South will waive its $60 connection fee for establishing service at a new residence. Under Georgia’s deregulation provisions, Atlanta Gas Light will deliver the natural gas and maintain the lines.
The Buckhead Coalition will serve as a pass-through of Gas South commissions that will benefit Shepherd Center. Initially, the organizations expect that the hospital will receive $5,000, and that amount will increase annually based on program participation.
Gas South and the Buckhead Coalition hope funding for Shepherd Center through this program will eventually reach $25,000 a year. Buckhead Coalition founding president Sam Massell, a former mayor of Atlanta, spearheaded efforts to offer the fundraising and discount program in partnership with Gas South.
Gas South will fund all marketing efforts and contributions made under the program. All natural gas consumers in the Buckhead community have the option of selecting Gas South as their natural gas provider and opting in to the discount program. Buckhead residents and businesses can visit www.gas-south.com/buckhead and sign up using the promo code “BUCKHEAD” or call 1-855-281-1688 to opt in.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.