Mississippi Power donates to the Red Cross

Several Mississippi Red Cross chapters received a financial boost to their utility assistance program today.

Mississippi Power presented a check for $50,000 to be divided up among five Red Cross Chapters in the company's service region. The Red Cross Utility Assistance Program helps company customers with their bills.

"What this will mean is we will be able to assist more families during the months where their bills are late," said Janice vannatta of Soouth Central Mississippi Red Cross. "More families will be able to come into the chapter to receive assistance - those that qualify for the program."

To qualify for the assistance program, clients must be 62 or older or receive Social Security disability income. The maximum assistance $100 dollars a year.