May 15, 2020
Branson, MO – Summit Natural Gas of Missouri (Summit) gives $2,000 to Elevate Branson (formerly called Jesus Was Homeless) as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The organization will use the donation to supply nutritional resources to community members in the Branson area.
“Elevate Branson is very grateful for Summit’s support,” said, Bryan Stallings, Executive Director. “Given the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Summit's generous support could not have come at a better time in helping us to serve approximately 1,000 meals weekly through our Meal Making & Delivery programs
“Summit is proud to present this grant,” said Phil Marcum, Senior Manager Business Development. “We understand that we are all in this together. Elevate Branson plays a critical role in the Branson area providing nutritious food to struggling Missouri families and seniors who might otherwise go without during this unprecedented health crisis. Providing these resources is one way that we can support our customers and community members who are immediately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.”
The company has committed twenty thousand dollars overall to COVID-19 relief efforts in Missouri. In addition to donating to Elevate Branson the company is also contributing to Benton County Food Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack, Crosslines Ministry, Hughes Center Meals on Wheels, L-Life Food Pantry, Lamb House Food Pantry, Love Center Food Pantry, MUNCH (Missourians Unite to Combat Hunger), Samaritan Outreach 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.