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Georgia Public Service Commission Joint Grant Awards
The Georgia Public Service Commission provided special Universal Service Fund grants to the Heating Energy Assistance Team, Inc., Project SHARE, and HopeWorks to assist low-income natural gas consumers served by gas providers (marketers) on the Atlanta Gas Light...read more
The Key to Happiness
What makes you happy? Is it spending time with family, working on a creative project, worshipping with fellow parishioners, dancing, shopping? Whatever it is that brings you happiness, it is a...read more
Welcome to the new HEAT blog. Here is where you will learn more about what’s in the heart of HEAT. The HEAT blog will highlight our donors, recipients, volunteers and our staff. HEAT will share important information on energy, events, show how your...read more
HEAT Partners with AARP to Help Local Seniors
Nonprofits often operate on a tight budget for administrative costs so that more funds can be used to support programs and services that help their target community. For many organizations, that means working twice as hard with a small, fulltime staff. To fulfill...read more
HEAT, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to Georgians in need, regardless of the energy used – natural gas, propane, electricity, oil, wood, coal or other types of energy source.
Originally established by Atlanta Gas Light Company in 1983, HEAT is the oldest statewide fuel fund in Georgia. The organization has helped address the energy needs of low-income Georgians by joining forces with concerned citizens, businesses and local and state government. With deregulation of the natural gas industry in Georgia, HEAT became a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in May 2000.
During the past 39 years, more than $29 million in energy assistance has been donated and disbursed to nearly 115,000 households.
HEAT funds are distributed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services through local community action agencies. Eligible families and individuals apply for assistance at the agency that serves their county. Households must meet established guidelines that include income eligibility. During the 2021/2022 winter, HEAT provided nearly $800,000 to more than 2,400 households, warming approximately 6000 Georgians .
Private citizens, organizations, and businesses can donate to HEAT in the following ways:
- Make an online donation through our secure website.
- Sign up to give monthly donations through utility bills if you are a customer of SCANA Energy, Walton Gas, or any of the following Georgia city utility systems: Adairsville, Claxton, Hartwell, Madison, Perry, Royston, Sylvester, Thomson, Tifton, Toccoa, or Waynesboro.
- Round-up donations through your utility bills if you are a City of Winder utility customer.
- Mail contributions to:
P.O. Box 849
Smyrna, GA 30081
For additional information about HEAT, contact us at or 678-406-0212.
678-406-0212, ext. 102
678-406-0212, ext. 104
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