Days of Service benefit local communities

Singing River Electric joined other Mississippi electric cooperatives to participate in Co-op Days of Service, held annually in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday and holiday.

King stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Singing River Electric employees answered the call for service the week of King’s birthday with three acts of service. The first of which was held at the Chickasawhay River’s Leakesville Landing. Tasks performed included landscaping around the landing sign and artesian well, cleaning and painting the well, and gathering fallen limbs and trash. This project was in conjunction with Main Street Leakesville Organization.

The second and third service projects were at the Boys & Girl’s Club of Gautier and Love Thy Neighbor Food Ministry in Lucedale. SRE employees worked to clean, build shelving and paint at these locations.

“This is a way to celebrate King’s accomplishments and continue his passion for serving the community,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “Joining together and serving communities across our state is part of the co-op heritage, and as employees we live and work in these communities. This is where we call home.”

Singing River Electric Cooperative was joined in the Co-op Days of Service annual event by Cooperative Energy, Coast Electric, Dixie Electric and Southern Pine Electric. They completed similar acts of service including clean ups, collecting backpacks for foster children and more.

For more information on each of the service projects, visit or on Facebook/Instagram (SingingRiverElectric) and Twitter (SRECooperative).