SJI has announced that it is committing $100,000 to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the state.
The contribution includes a $50,000 donation to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, established by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s wife, first lady Tammy Murphy to go directly toward fighting the medical, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable, supporting organizations that provide essential services and aiding those on the front line of the pandemic.
The commitment also includes $25,000 donations to the AtlantiCare Foundation and Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Both organizations are centrally located within the communities SJI serves through its regulated gas utility subsidiaries, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas.
Lori Herndon, RN, BSN, MBA, president and CEO, AtlantiCare stated, “AtlantiCare is inspired by the outpouring of support from our community during these unprecedented times. We are especially grateful for this most generous donation from SJI …. Thank you for being there for us, and for the patients and other community members we will serve in these challenging times.”
At this time, South Jersey Gas has suspended shut-offs for non-payment; provided customers with the tools they need to manage their accounts remotely; and temporarily suspended non-emergent work, while answering customer service inquiries, connecting them to financial assistance resources and responding to emergencies.