Mississippi Power employees spent their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday volunteering at community service projects from the Coast to Meridian.
“Dr. King lived his life serving others and the MLK Day of Service is an opportunity for us to work together to fulfill his vision for a better America,” Senior Community Development Representative Frank Magee said. “These projects, part of a meaningful and appealing ‘day on’ instead of a day off, give our employees the chance to share in Dr. King’s legacy and translate his dreams into action.”
The 34th Street Community Garden was the site of an improvement project that saw more than 20 employees, and Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, turn out for the morning.
Volunteers help fill the planter boxes, edged and pruned and trimmed the bushes.
For the second year in a row, more than two dozen employees and their families served lunch at Our Daily Bread.
The volunteers work at the Pascagoula Customer Officer and Plant Daniel.
The group served lunch and desserts to nearly 100 people in east Jackson County.
More than a dozen volunteers spent time at Christian Services on Monday morning, helping with various tasks.
Volunteers helped sort through clothes and other items in the warehouse.
In partnership with the City of Meridian, employees worked at the Velma Young Community Center on 16th Avenue.
Volunteers painted inside the center and worked to spruce up the facility’s gardens.
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