ARIZONA NEWS

Southwest Gas employees drive company’s community impact through charitable giving

Feb 8, 2024, 4:00 PM

Person working for Southwest Gas....

Southwest Gas is dedicated to community climate goals by reducing emissions, with employees playing a pivotal role in accomplishing that mission and beyond. (Southwest Gas Corporation Photo)

(Southwest Gas Corporation Photo)

PHOENIX — KTAR’s community spotlight this month highlights a Valley energy company committed to serving the community through providing sustainable energy and charitable giving.

Established in 1931, Southwest Gas is dedicated to community climate goals by reducing emissions, with employees playing a pivotal role in accomplishing that mission and beyond.

“Our employees are really a driving force behind the company’s daily impact and commitment to the community that we serve,” Laura Nelson, vice president of sustainability and external affairs for Southwest Gas, told KTAR 92.3 FM’s Arizona Morning News.

“And they do it through charitable giving and also through volunteering.”

The Blue program, hosted by Southwest Gas, annually sees hundreds of employees and their families donate thousands of hours volunteering for activities like tree planting, food packing and preparing care packages for disadvantaged communities.

Another important giving program, Fuel For Life, comes directly from Southwest Gas employees, who have donated over $20 million since its inception in 2012.

Further, shareholders within the Southwest Gas Foundation continue to give back to communities.

“It’s really taking these tangible steps that honor our pledge to be responsible environmental stewards, to build these really critical community partners,” Nelson said.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Follow @suelenrivera...

SuElen Rivera

City of Goodyear unveils state-of-the-art Fire Station 188

The city of Goodyear held a grand opening ceremony on Thursday for the addition of its latest fire station.

2 hours ago

(Facebook Photo/Tucson Police Department)...

Associated Press

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents’ home

A man already serving a life sentence was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier.

5 hours ago

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was...

Danny Shapiro

Suspect indicted on manslaughter charge in death of fellow IRS agent in Phoenix

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was indicted on a manslaughter charge, authorities announced Friday.

6 hours ago

Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that r...

Associated Press

Arizona Senate passes plan to manage rural groundwater, but final success is uncertain

A plan to manage rural groundwater passed the Arizona Senate amid concerns about the availability of sufficient water for future generations.

7 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: A closer look at the alleged cover-up of Preston Lord’s fatal beating

Arizona Republic investigative reporters Robert Anglen and Elena Santa Cruz join guest host Kristin Bentz to further explain the latest developments in the Preston Lord investigation. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

8 hours ago

A sign in front of a building identifies Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale in Phoeni...

Kevin Stone

Valleywise Health replenishing mental health care capacity after staffing setback

Valleywise Health is working to replenish its mental health care capacity after cutting back because of staffing shortages in 2022.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Southwest Gas employees drive company’s community impact through charitable giving