SJI Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Sixth Annual Day of Service

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FOLSOM, NJ, January 17, 2023 – Yesterday, SJI held its sixth annual Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since its inception, SJI’s Day of Service has empowered its employees to participate in local, community-centric volunteerism and support.

“At SJI, we value community, service and inclusion,” said Shawn Abner-Purnell, chief diversity officer for SJI. “I’m proud to see the growing number of employees who champion these values during MLK Day by providing meaningful support to the communities we serve.”

As part of Stockton University’s Annual Day of Service, SJI’s employees engaged in in-person community service projects in Galloway, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Atlantic City. Projects included making cards and crafts for older adults, school children and community members, and distributing food and critical supplies to local organizations. Employees also completed various virtual service projects led by Jersey Cares. To further demonstrate its commitment to community service, SJI also encouraged employees to donate to the company’s MLK Day of Service Winter Clothing Drive.

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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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