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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.