Mobile Gas Employees Give Back to their CommunitiesPosted February 25, 2014
Mobile, Ala. – During 2013 alone, employees at Mobile Gas, a Sempra Company, participated in 50 community service projects and raised more than $10,000 for various organizations.
Mobile Gas has earned a reputation as a good community partner stemming back to 1836, thanks to a steady stream of employees who are willing to give up free time on weekends and after hours for non-profit organizations, schools, groups and events within their communities.
“Last year, Mobile Gas employees volunteered more than 1,500 hours, which is a huge jump compared to 300 employee volunteer hours in 2011,” said Kesshia Davis, director of community relations for Mobile Gas.
Why the jump in 2013? Mike Fine, president for Mobile Gas, says it boils down to enhanced tracking and organization.
“Our employees from every department have always volunteered, but there wasn’t an organized system in place to capture all of the activity that was going on,” said Fine. “Now all of our community service projects are coordinated through the community relations department, so we are getting a better and truer picture of what our employees are doing on our behalf.”
About 38 percent of the company’s workforce participated in the employee volunteer program. Some of their activities included cooking meals at the Ronald McDonald House, sorting food at the area food bank, participating in environmental cleanup projects, and donating clothes and books to several shelters.
Employees also took on several fundraising projects and raised $10,339 for the local chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama, American Cancer Society and Junior Achievement.