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Energy companies donate $25,000 to Lamar County school district

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Lamar County Education Foundation received a joint donation of $25,000 from Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy Monday October 30th.

The donation will go towards the support of students throughout the Lamar County school district.

“This donation is our way of saying thank you to the residents of Lamar County who have supported our solar project and will continue to support the project in the years to come,” said Jim Compton, president and CEO of Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy that supplies power to 55 counties throughout the state. “Enhancing the quality of life in the communities our Members serve through education and other initiatives is part of our mission, so providing support to the Lamar County Education Foundation is a win for us all.”

Both Cooperative Energy and Orgis Energy are in full support of the need for education within the local community.

“Contributing to organizations supporting the educational needs of young people in the communities where we build solar projects is a key initiative for Origis Energy,” said Johan Vanhee, managing director of business development for Origis Energy.

“We are so pleased to make this contribution in partnership with Cooperative Energy.  The work of the Lamar County Education Foundation supports the direct needs identified by teachers in classrooms across Lamar County.”

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