ATLANTA – Dec. 9, 2020 – Atlanta Gas Light partnered with Operation Warm to donate 200 new coats to elementary school children attending Floyd County and City of Rome schools. Operation Warm is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing warmth, confidence and hope for children in need through the gift of brand-new coats.
“Atlanta Gas Light is dedicated to keeping everyone in our communities warm this winter,” said Pedro Cherry, president and CEO of Atlanta Gas Light. “Partnering with Operation Warm to donate new winter coats to children in the City of Rome and Floyd County enables us to broaden our reach and give families one less issue to worry about during this extraordinarily challenging year.”
A team of Atlanta Gas Light employees distributed coats between Elm Street Elementary School and the Floyd County Board of Education Dec. 4. School officials expressed gratitude for the gift, which fills a gap in this year’s giving due to the effects of the pandemic on school partners and donors.
“We are thrilled that the students of Elm Street Elementary have been chosen to receive coats from Atlanta Gas Light and Operation Warm,” said Laura Wally, principal of Elm Street Elementary School. “The timing could not be better with the blast of cold weather we are currently experiencing. Having a new coat that actually fits will make a difference for each child who receives one. The students will have a feeling of pride and warmth when wearing their new coats.”
This is the first year Atlanta Gas Light joined with Operation Warm to provide winter coats to children in need.
“Floyd County Schools would like to give a special thank you to Atlanta Gas Light and Operation Warm for their generous donation of winter coats,” said Jackie Trammell, social worker for Floyd County Schools. “The donation has come at a perfect time, right as it is getting cold and at Christmas. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.”
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 (Left to right) Atlanta Gas Light Regional Operations Director Paul Leath speaks with Elm Street Elementary School student leaders as President and CEO Pedro Cherry and other Atlanta Gas Light team members Sean Edgeworth, Stan Watkins and Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell look on during the Dec. 4 coat delivery event.
Caption for photo No.2: Student leadership team members at Elm Street Elementary School carry boxes filled with coats donated by Atlanta Gas Light and Operation Warm Dec. 4.
Caption for photo No.3: Pedro Cherry, president and CEO of Atlanta Gas Light, and Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell, vice president of operations for Atlanta Gas Light, speak with members of the Elm Street Elementary School student leadership team during the Dec. 4 coat donation event.
Caption for photo No.4: Atlanta Gas Light's Tiffany Callaway-Ferrell, vice president of operations (left), and Stan Watkins, crew lead (right), present new winter coats for students to Floyd County Schools case worker Theresa Vann (center). Coats were delivered Dec. 4 by Atlanta Gas Light and Operation Warm to the Floyd County Board of Education.
Caption for photo No.5: Pedro Cherry, president and CEO of Atlanta Gas Light, and Dr. Glenn White, Floyd County Schools’ superintendent, display coats donated Dec. 4 by Atlanta Gas Light and Operation Warm.
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