BRANSON, MO – Summit Natural Gas of Missouri (Summit) gives $1,500 to the Hughes Senior Citizen Center as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The organization will use the donation to supply nutritious meals on wheels food delivery to community members in the Lebanon area.
”Hughes Senior Citizen Center is very grateful for Summit’s support,” said, Lorie Jones, Center Administrator. “Frequent in-home visits provide unique opportunities to meet nutritional needs, combat social isolation, address safety hazards and provide holistic care.”
“Summit is proud to present this grant,” said Phil Marcum, Senior Manager Business Development. “We understand that we are all in this together. Hughes Senior Citizen Center plays a critical role in the Lebanon area by providing vulnerable seniors nutritious meals most of whom are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Summit is proud to step up in support of struggling Missouri seniors who might otherwise go without during this unprecedented health crisis.”
The company has committed twenty thousand dollars overall to COVID-19 relief efforts in Missouri. In addition to donating to Hughes Senior Citizen Center the company is also contributing to Benton County Food Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack, Crosslines Ministry, Elevate Branson, L-Life Food Pantry, LAMB House Food Pantry, Love Center Food Pantry, Missourians United to Combat Hunger, Inc. (M.U.N.C.H), Samaritan Outreach Center, VFW Post 5923 and Wright Crisis Center.
On top of providing financial support to nonprofit organizations throughout its service territories, Summit has also suspended natural gas disconnections for nonpayment and is working with customers who may need payment assistance, arrangements, or extensions.