Singing River Electric recently joined other Mississippi electric co-ops to participate in the Cooperative Days of Service, held annually in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and holiday. King stated, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” Singing River Electric employees volunteered for three days of community service projects.
- The first project involved applying water sealant to picnic tables at Leakesville’s Green Park on Main Street. Volunteers also painted bleacher seats at the Bear Creek Baseball Complex t-ball fields.
- The second project had volunteers removing invasive plant species from a large area near the Pascagoula River Audubon Center’s entrance and performing other tasks around the Moss Point center and grounds.
- The third group of volunteers worked in the kitchen at George County’s SREA Head Start to replace ceiling tiles, replace wiring, upgrade all kitchen fluorescent light fixtures to LED lights, and remove laminate from the kitchen counter so it can be recovered.
“Our employees take great pride in their communities and performing service projects like these that will benefit others,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “These acts align with the cooperative principle “Concern for Community,” which Singing River Electric employees keep top of mind year-round.”
Singing River Electric was joined in the Co-op Days of Service annual event by Cooperative Energy, Coahoma Electric, Coast Electric, Dixie Electric, Magnolia Electric, Southern Pine Electric, and Southwest Electric. These electric cooperatives completed similar acts of service including serving at community kitchens, collecting diapers and food, removing debris from boat ramp areas, and more.
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