Veterans home receives special gift from Santa

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins had an item marked off their Christmas wish list Wednesday with the help of Mississippi Power.

"The funds we have through our Community Connection organization, we try to spend it by the end of the year for charitable causes like this," said Mississippi Power District Manager Rex Gilbert.

The home receive a brand new portable PA system, which activities director Tremaine Enoch said has been a need of the home's for a while.

"Here in the home, the guys love to play bingo," said Enoch, "So we needed a pa system to fulfill their need."

Enoch said the gift is "a real relief" for those in charge of the home's activities.

"Yelling at the top of our lungs, trying to call numbers and things is kind of difficult."

Mississippi Power also sang Christmas carols to the crowd and distributed Christmas presents to each resident.

"We're here just to bring some Christmas cheer to the veterans home," said Gilbert. "These are folks who have given so much back to our country and our state over the years."

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