Business’s Donation Aids Local Cancer Patients
By Kelsey Morrow
Thanks to a business’s recent donation, local cancer patients will have one less worry during treatment.
Georgia Natural Gas recently honored The Lydia Project with the prestigious GNG TrueBlue Community Award which provides $10,000 in energy assistance for the cancer patients that Lydia serves.
“This is tremendous partnership of hope that will enable us to help even more women and families during cancer battles,” Danny Craig, Lydia’s Board President, said.
The Lydia Project provides energy assistance to women coping with cancer in Georgia’s Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties and South Carolina’s Aiken and Edgefield Counties; as well as supportive services to women with cancer throughout the nation.
The GNG TrueBlue Community Award will stop utility shut offs (or turn the lights back on) for women receiving cancer treatment in the four Georgia counties already serviced financially. The funds will also allow The Lydia Project to expand energy assistance to Lincoln County as well.
Georgia Natural Gas, a leading natural gas provider in Georgia, began the GNG TrueBlue Community Awards program in 2011 out of a commitment to recognize nonprofit organizations in Georgia and the difference they are making in Georgia’s communities. The awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of nonprofit community organizations who are committed to creating positive, lasting change in Georgia through four key focus areas: children and education; seniors; energy assistance, and environment/sustainability.
The Lydia Project’s outreach is to women and girls coping with any type of cancer. Lydia’s services are free and include lodging and on-going outreach every month for at least twelve months. Lydia also provides rent, utility, and prescription assistance to women and girls fighting cancer while struggling to survive their illness financially and who reside in the CSRA Counties.
For more information about the Lydia Project, visit their website, thelydiaproject.org