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Mississippi Power provides comfort in the cold

Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power is partnering with local organizations across its service territory to meet community needs as a result of extended freezing temperatures. The company is providing highly requested items such as blankets, winter coats and pipe coverings to local nonprofits who are supporting the community during this time.

“We are very grateful for these donations since more cold weather is predicted for our area this weekend,” said Edward Street Fellowship Executive Director Ann McCullen. “These items will make a huge difference, and we thank Mississippi Power for their rapid response and for caring so deeply for our neighbors in need.”

Mississippi Power employees are also donating to the effort and working with multiple agencies to distribute the items along the Coast, in the Pine Belt and in Meridian.

“Serving our customers means a lot of things to Mississippi Power employees,” said Meridian District General Manager Chris Phillips. “It’s definitely our operations work and keeping the lights on, but it’s also meeting the needs of our community and doing what we can to help people in need.”

Mississippi Power is providing winter coats and blankets to Edward Street Fellowship in Hattiesburg and Meridian Public School District. The company is also supplying blankets and pipe coverings to the Southeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“While the Coast isn’t forecasted to see as drastic a temperature drop as our Northern Mississippi neighbors, it’s still important to help others prepare their homes for these extended freezing temperatures,” said Coast Division Manager Mark Loughman. “We want to make sure we do our part to support the nonprofits that are actively meeting these needs.”

If you would like to help provide comfort in the cold, please reach out to your local Red Cross chapter or Edward Street Fellowship in Hattiesburg.

Now in its 99th year of operations, Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and affordable energy for nearly 191,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power was recognized by the Edison Electric Institute with an Emergency Response Award in 2023. The company was also a recent recipient of the Community Partner Impact Award from the Center for Energy Workforce Development for its innovative and ongoing efforts to build a diverse workforce. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at and, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.