Giving back to the communities we serve.
At Mississippi Power we understand the importance of giving back to the communities and customers we serve. Dating from the company's inception in 1925, providing financial support through partnerships and grants has been of key importance to making our communities a better place to live, work and play. The company's giving strategy guides its foundation, both corporate and employee donations, to the focus areas customers have told us are important including education, community relations, economic development and environmental efforts.
Employees, retirees and their families make up our Community Connection service organization with members donating their time and talents to countless community projects. Whether it's a fundraiser for a worthy cause, weatherizing homes for families in need, renewing our rivers and beaches or cleaning up after a natural disaster, our employees are there.
As a 501c3 organization, Community Connection is the primary vehicle of our more than 1,200 employees used to impact our customers, our communities and our environment. Six chapters make a difference by:
- Giving — Money raised by the Community Connection chapters must go to a local 501c3 organization. Each year Community Connection employee chapters donate around $200,000 to local non-profits.
- Serving — Writing a check is one thing, but serving in your community makes it personal. Each year our employees make a hands-on difference by providing more than 7,500 hours of volunteer time on local projects throughout the service area.
Mississippi Power and our employees are pacesetters in supporting United Way with financial and volunteer support. More than $400,000 and countless hours of volunteer time were donated this year to agencies in the communities across the Mississippi Power service area where we continue to Live United.