SHERMAN, Texas (Jan. 20, 2016) – Atmos Energy today announced it will donate a 19-passenger mobile services bus to Texoma Council of Governments Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. to help serve North Texas counties.
“Our shared future depends on the economic strength and social well-being of our communities. That’s why Atmos Energy is excited to partner with TCOG to help those in need,” said Sherry Kelly, Atmos Energy vice president of operations Mid-Tex Division.
The bus will provide client services, including energy assistance for the low-income, underserved population of Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties.
“TCOG is thrilled and thankful to be the recipient of the Atmos Energy mobile services bus. The acquisition of this bus increases our ability to achieve TCOG’s mission of improving quality of life as we take TCOG Client Services “on the road” to reach folks in rural areas,” said Dr. Susan B. Thomas, TCOG executive director.
This marks the sixth mobile services bus donation from Atmos Energy to various community action agencies since 2012. All buses are retrofitted inside and out, Wi-Fi accessibility, new tires and a custom wrap.
Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the country’s largest natural-gas-only distributors, serving more than 3 million natural gas distribution customers in about 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas and also provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. For more information, visit www.atmosenergy.com. Atmos Energy can also be accessed through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.