SJI and its Subsidiaries Celebrate MLK Day with Fifth Annual Day of Service

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FOLSOM, NJ January 18, 2022 – With “community” as a core value, yesterday, SJI (SJI:NYSE) and its subsidiaries, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, continued the company’s tradition of honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its fifth annual Day of Service. 

“At SJI, we recognize that MLK Day is a day on, not a day off,” said Shawn Abner-Purnell, VP, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. “With that, I’m proud to see the growing number of volunteers who choose to serve our communities each year, further demonstrating our company’s focus on community service as a core value.”

This year, SJI’s employees helped provide meaningful support to their communities through virtual and socially-distanced projects and events. In addition to participating in Stockton University’s Day of Service through SJI’s ongoing partnership with the university, employees also engaged in service activities hosted by Virtua Health, Jersey Cares, Operation Gratitude, New Jersey’s MLK Commemorative Commission, Newark YMCA and The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Activities included:
  • Making virtual cards for seniors, veterans, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Working alongside organizations to raise awareness about topics such as community organizing, domestic violence and tech literacy
  • Learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work through educational programming
  • Performing socially-distanced neighborhood acts of service

Together, SJI’s employees also raised over $1,380 in support of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. 

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About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries:  SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE).  SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities.  Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.


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