Mississippi Power donates bikes to Salvation Army

Mississippi Power rolled up to the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Gulfport with a generous bike donation.

Their employee volunteers at Plant Watson donated 250 bikes to children in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

They partner with Salvation Army because they collect items for local children and their families.

The crew members say giving back brings them joy, especially knowing how many families are needing assistance during the pandemic. Mississippi Power Spokeswoman Kaila Moran Griffith said, “We’ve been doing this project for several years, but this year is a little more meaningful because we know that there are children that need gifts under the tree and need help with their wish list. This is just a small way that we’re able to do that.”

The bikes, along with other toys and clothes, will be distributed to more than 800 children within the six coastal counties.

If you’re able to donate an unwrapped item, you can drop it off to any Salvation Army location across the Coast. They will be distributing the items later this week.

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