The Mississippi Power Foundation and Southern Company Charitable Foundation announced Thursday $100,000 in donations to Forrest and Lamar counties. The money is for disaster recovery assistance to residents affected by the Feb. 10 tornado.
"While Mississippi Power’s first priority after a storm is to restore electricity, we realize that is just the beginning of the recovery for our customers," said Ed Day, president and CEO of Mississippi Power. "The lights may be back on, but we realize our community is still rebuilding and we hope this will help those most in need."
The funds will be donated to the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation to be used as follows:
• $25,000 for R3SM (Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi) to assist with disaster recovery case management
• $50,000 for United Way's long-term recovery efforts with low-income households
• $25,000 to support requests for assistance through the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation disaster recovery fund.