Mississippi Power Employees Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 6/16/2014 2:40 pm
Mississippi Power employees are lending a helping hand today and volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (H.F.H.M.G.C.) new home build in Moss Point.

The volunteer group is working on a home construction site located at 4518 Tram Street in Moss Point. The group consists of members of the Customer Services Organization Management team including: Coast Division Manager, Pine Belt Division Manager, Meridian Division Manager, Storm Director and others within the leadership team. Volunteers are spending the day finishing drywall, priming interior walls, and painting the exterior of the home.

Mississippi Power has had a long partnership with H.F.H.M.G.C. Most recently, a team of female employees raised their hammers and volunteered as part of National Women Build Week and helped raised funds for the cause.

“Mississippi Power and Habitat for Humanity both strive to improve the quality of life for residents in our local communities," Mississippi Power Customer Services Organization Vice President Jeff Franklin said. "Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization that makes lifelong impacts on deserving families, and we’re proud to play a small part in the process.”

The construction project is a new build for Ednearl Epps. Epps is a lifelong resident of Moss Point where she and her late husband raised 5 children. She retired from Huntington-Ingalls Industries after 26 years. Epps was in need of a new home after hurricane damage, mold and termites made her existing home uninhabitable.

About H.F.H.M.G.C.:
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County H.F.H. and H.F.H. of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, H.F.H.M.G.C. has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired more than 850 homes. H.F.H.M.G.C. works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives. To learn more, visit www.hfhmgc.org.

About Mississippi Power:
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Recognized throughout the utility industry for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts, is the 2013 winner of the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Assistance Award. As a leader in safety, Mississippi Power ranked first in the 2013 Southeastern Electric Exchange (S.E.E.) Safety Performance Reports. Visit our website at www.mississippipower.com, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

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