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Virginia Natural Gas holds drive-thru school supply drive to benefit community students

Event Friday, Aug. 21 at VNG headquarters is open to the public

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Aug. 17, 2020 – The start of “school” may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean the need for school supplies has changed.

Similar to previously held food drives, Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) will host a drive-thru school supply drive to benefit the Salvation Army of Hampton Roads. The school supply drive will help raise the necessary items for returning students as part of the “Write Stuff School Supplies Drive” campaign.  

The event will be held at VNG’s headquarters in Virginia Beach at 544 S. Independence Blvd. on Friday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Friday, Aug. 28.

The school supply drive is being held to help families across our communities who may be experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide the necessary supplies for students to be successful, whether learning online or in the classroom. Once collected, supplies will be distributed by the Salvation Army to students in need across Hampton Roads in late August.

This event will be open to the public. For the safety of our volunteers and the community, this will be a drive-thru event and those taking part are asked to wear a face covering. VNG is also asking that donations be placed in the trunks of vehicles, where VNG volunteers will gather the donations.

Needed school supplies include the following items:

Headphones/earbuds, binders, crayons, glue sticks, highlighters, markers, pens erasers, #2 pencils, book bags of various sizes, notecards, pocket folders, scissors, wide-ruled paper, pencil boxes, colored pencils, composition notebooks, pencil sharpeners and dry erase markers.

For more information on the “Write Stuff” campaign, visit the Salvation Army of Hampton Roads at



About Virginia Natural Gas

Virginia Natural Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to nearly 300,000 customers in southeast Virginia and has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers. Consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the company has also been recognized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for its safety, community outreach and educational programs, and was named Local Distribution Company for three consecutive years. Virginia Natural Gas has been ranked by its business customers as being one of the most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry according to Cogent Reports, and as one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company.  Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit

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