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Mississippi Power partners with local organizations to renovate Hattiesburg homes

HATTIESBURG, MS -

On Thursday, Pine Belt employees of Mississippi Power partnered with Anointed Hands, Ashley Furniture, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Ruff Ryders and local contractors to renovate two homes in the Mobile and 7th Street area.

Councilwoman Deborah Delgado also helped to pull the groups together for the project.

The groups painted and power washed the outside of the homes. They also brought in furniture and cleaned the inside of the homes and among other things.

Mississippi Power typically puts on a community service project at least once a month.

The company said they found it beneficial to give back to a couple of residents that have given so much to the community.

“The people that we helped out today worked diligently during Freedom Summer as well as during the civil Rights era,” Mississippi Power District Manager Annie McMillan said. “We wanted to come out and do something for them that had not been done.”

“It looks so good,” local Civil Rights Activist Peggy Jean Conner said. “I sit out here looking. I just can’t explain it. I never thought it would happen.”

Members of Ruff Ryders and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated will come out on Saturday to finish repairing the homes.

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