MTNG contributes $2,000 to Motlow

Posted By | April 15, 2019 8:10 am

On hand for the check presentation were L-R: Kurt Dronebarger, director of White County Schools; Jesse Villard, of Citizens Bank in Sparta; Adam Barnes, of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas; and Beth Ann Swallows, Sparta location coordinator for Motlow.

By Rachel Auberger

Citizens Bank has an ongoing initiative to give back and reinvest in all segments of the community. This year, they have chosen to partner with Motlow State Community College and have set a goal of $20,000 to be donated to the Sparta site.

Citizens Bank has been reaching out to businesses, professionals and community leaders to help them in reaching their goal.

On April 13, 2019, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas presented Citizens Bank and Motlow with a check in the amount of $2,000.

The money provided is actually from their customers, according to Pat Bennett, of the Sparta MTNG office. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas offers a program called “Project Hometown Help” to its customers, which allows customers to round up to the nearest dollar when paying their utility bill.

According to Bennett, all money from the “Project Hometown Help” goes into a fund and is used within the county it was received. White County donors can be assured their contributions are going directly back to projects in White County.

The check that MTNG presented to Motlow will be used exclusively for the Sparta site as they help adults enter higher education, advance in the workplace, and complete degrees and credentials. Additionally, the Sparta site is being used for adult education classes to help many adults in White County obtain a GED.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support shown by this community,” said Beth Ann Swallows, the Sparta location coordinator for Motlow. “Our students in Sparta will benefit greatly from this gift from Middle Tennessee Gas.”

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