Long-time Jackson County employee Peggy Brazzle found herself unable to pay all her bills after a medical procedure. “I was really short on cash last month and was not able to pay all of my rent or my electric bill. Then a friend told me about Catholic Charities of South Mississippi,” Brazzle explained. Once her paperwork was complete, the charity was able to help her with her electric bill and rent. “We all need a little help sometimes and I am grateful that people give when they can—it sure helped me out in my time of need,” she added.
Are you looking for a way to help your community? Simply round up your monthly electric bill with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Energy Assistance (NHNEA) program. The program rounds up member bills to the nearest whole dollar and averages only $6 per year. It’s one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a difference. Coordinated by United Way for Jackson and George Counties and administered through Catholic Charities of South Mississippi, all NHNEA donations are used to help your neighbors, who need short-term help paying their electric bill.
It’s easy to donate; simply check the NHN Energy Assistance box at the top of your bill, sign up using the SmartHub app, or call any SRE office and request to participate.
Singing River Electric has an 83-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 76,600 meters across 7,556 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.