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Women’s Energy Network's Ongoing Charitable Initiative

Volunteers Contribute to Atlanta Community Food Bank, Girl Scouts and Cool Girls

 
PRLog - Aug. 21, 2014 - ATLANTA -- Atlanta, GA – August 21, 2014 - The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) (http://www.womensenergynetwork.org/?nd=greateratlanta_home&und=326) launched a charitable initiative on May 16, 2014 to make a difference in the communities in which its members live and work.

WEN volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) on July 17, working alongside volunteers (summer interns) from AT&T.  During their three-hour shift, the WEN members helped sort 11,606 pounds of food or enough food to prepare 9,671 meals.  “I really enjoyed volunteering at ACFB,” said Renee Defelippi, a WEN member who works for Fireside Natural Gas, “The folks working at ACFB greeted us, explained our jobs and were helpful and amusing.  I really liked hearing the stats at the end of our shift so we knew the impact we had immediately.  And, as a bonus, I got to meet a few new WEN members.”

Additionally, WEN joined forces with the Girl Scouts (http://www.girlscouts.org/) to expose high school and middle school aged girls to careers in energy. WEN participated in Girl Scouts Energy Trek on August 1 and will contribute to an event at AGL Resources (AGLR) on September 27.

In December, WEN also will participate in the annual Cool Girls (http://www.thecoolgirls.org/annual-holiday-shopping-day-2...) holiday shopping extravaganza that rewards girls for school attendance and good behavior.

“Giving back to the communities in which our members live and work is a core value for WEN Greater Atlanta.  Working as group of professional women in the energy industry to make a difference in the community not only reinforces our ties to that community, but strengthens our connections with each other.”

Because this is an ongoing initiative, WEN welcomes other volunteer opportunities. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to contact Sonnet Edmonds for more information at sedmonds@taylorenglish.com.

About the Women’s Energy Network

Founded in 1994 in Houston, WEN is a non-profit organization that provides its members with networking and educational opportunities through social and mentoring programs. Members represent a broad range of disciplines and experience levels within the energy industry, including law, marketing, engineering and business management professionals.

WEN offers the exclusive opportunity to learn from some of the field’s most experienced women, or take on a leadership role and advise others in advancing their careers.

Membership is open to individuals who are currently employed at an energy company or providing services to an energy company, have a Bachelor’s degree or five years’ professional working experience within the energy industry and receive the recommendation of an existing WEN member. Individual memberships, corporate memberships and sponsorships (http://www.womensenergynetwork.org/?nd=support_us) are available. Learn more about membership. (http://www.womensenergynetwork.org/?nd=membership)

In addition to the Greater Atlanta Chapter, established in May 2012, the organization has six other chapters in Houston, North Texas, South Texas, Washington, D.C., Southeast Louisiana, and Appalachia (Pittsburgh/West Virginia).

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