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Mississippi Power partners with local nonprofits to teach safety programs

Mississippi Power recently partnered with the American Heart Association and local Boys and Girls clubs across the Gulf Coast for an important safety initiative.

The Gulf Coast American Heart Association has spent the last several weeks donating CPR kits funded by the company to each Boys and Girls Club in Harrison and Hancock County. The kits include multiple Mini Anne medical dummies, mats and instructional videos.

Hands-only CPR classes are then given to children at the club where local firefighters teach the importance of calling 911 in an emergency and what to do if a loved one, friend or classmate is suffering from a medical issue like cardiac arrest.

“We’d like to thank Mississippi Power for their generous contribution so that we can host these important safety programs,” said Gulf Coast American Heart Association Development Director Taji Kirkland. “It’s never too early for children to learn what to do in a medical emergency.”

At the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, the Bay St. Louis Fire Department spent time with dozens of elementary school students who were eager to learn CPR basics.

“What these kids learned today could possibly save their mom’s, dad’s or sibling’s life,” said Fire Captain Lorenzo Armenta. “We hope this inspires them to keep learning because the more you know, the more you can do to help save someone before first responders arrive.”

Now in its 97th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for more than 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power was honored with a Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve recently recognized Mississippi Power for its commitment to its military workforce. Mississippi Power has nearly 160MW of solar capacity at four locations across the company’s service territory, including Southern Company’s first project to combine the latest, cutting-edge solar technology with battery storage. Visit our websites at, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.