Atmos Energy Surprises Greenwood Family with New Playscape

Atmos Energy Surprises Greenwood Family with New Playscape

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A local energy company is honoring a Greenwood family for their work and service in the community.

For the last nine years, the Campbell family in Greenwood has opened up their home to those who need one.

"They have been foster parents," Brandi Price, Public Affairs Manager for the southern region of  Atmos Energy, said.

"We love that," Shirley Campbell said. "I love being able to see all their personalities and love on them while they're here."

It's not always an easy task being a foster mom but Shirley Campbell says she wouldn't have it any other way.

"I think we're just doing what we've been called to do," Campbell said.

This family does a lot more than just take others in.

"We work with the deaf extensively, my husband teaches at the College for the Deaf in Big Spring," Campbell said.

"They are involved heavily in their church and missions and VBS (Vacation Bible School). They also do sign language for their church," Price said.

If you ask Campbell, she said they're just a normal family.

However, if you ask Atmos Energy, the Campbell's were the perfect pick for their "Living the Spirit" project.

"Our goal both at Atmos and with this project is to find those folks that are bringing out the best in others, bringing out the best in the communities and trying to recognize and reward their efforts," Price said.

On Wednesday morning, Atmos Energy employees surprised the family by giving them a brand new playscape at their home.

It's replacing one that's been used by countless kids over the last nine years.

"Our old one was old and splintery and falling down," Campbell said.

Atmos said it's their small way of saying thanks.

As for the Campbell's, they said they're humbled.

"There's a scripture in the Bible that says to whom much is been given, much is required so I think we've been blessed so we'll try to bless others," Campbell said.