Donation to Assist with Veteran resources in the River Valley
FORT SMITH, Arkansas – Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) is contributing $1,000 to Disabled American Veterans (DAV). This fund aligns with the company’s recent announcement to focus on relief efforts for those who have suffered from the devastating financial, educational and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. These funds will support the DAV with providing transportation of veterans attending medical appointments and assisting area veterans with benefits claims during this health pandemic.
“While most of our fundraising activities have been canceling due to COVID-19, we have continued to serve area Veterans through this health emergency. In addition to providing rides to medical appointments and benefit claim assistance, the DAV provides a lifetime of support including connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs,” said Jeannette Hartsfield, Commander, DAV, Chapter #1. “Thanks to AOG’s support, our chapter can continue to respond to the demand brought on amid the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“The importance of giving back to the veterans in our community in which we serve becomes more relevant during a national health crisis,” said Kim Linam, Chief Administrative Officer, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas. “We understand that we are all in this together and the DAV is a leader in connecting veterans with resources to ensure these heroes and their families are provided for.”
The company has committed twenty thousand dollars overall to COVID-19 relief efforts in Arkansas/Oklahoma. In addition to donating to the Community Services Clearinghouse, the company is also contributing to the Disabled American Veterans Fort Smith Chapter, Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, The Salvation Army and the United Way of the Fort Smith Area COVID Response Fund.
On top of providing financial support to nonprofit organizations and supplying Wi-Fi hotspots to a variety of area school districts throughout its service territories. AOG has also suspended natural gas disconnections for nonpayment and is working with customers who may need payment assistance, arrangements, or extensions.