Mississippi Power employees send aid to Harvey victims

Mississippi Power employees send aid to Harvey victims

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Mississippi Power Community Connection members along with other company volunteers are stepping up to help victims of Hurricane Harvey during the storm’s aftermath.

This week, volunteers delivered food, water, clothing and cleaning items at donation drop-off locations in Gulfport and Pascagoula. Those items will be delivered to the hardest hit areas in South Texas and Louisiana.

“At Mississippi Power, we understand the importance of giving back to the communities and customers we serve, and to those outside of our area who are in need,” said Frank Magee, senior Community Development representative.

At Gulfport City Hall, volunteers banded together to deliver a large amount of donated goods that will head west in the coming days.

In 2016, Community Connection members also took part in a series of relief efforts in the aftermath of severe flooding in Louisiana.

Southern Company, Mississippi Power’s parent company, announced earlier this week that the Southern Company Charitable Foundation will make a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to aid in the disaster relief efforts, and will also match employee donations to the Red Cross up to $50,000.

“Southern Company is proud to support the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. “As citizens wherever we serve, we are committed to supporting the communities devastated by this catastrophic storm.”

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