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Vidalia Food Bank 2December 17-- For more than 150 years, Georgia Power employees have lived by the motto of being “A citizen wherever we serve.” This holiday season, company employees and members of the Citizens of Georgia Power volunteer chapters in Savannah, Brunswick, Hinesville, Statesboro and Vidalia are making Christmas a little brighter for their neighbors.

Citizens of Georgia Power in Savannah provide donation to Savannah Feed the Hungry

Employees from Georgia Power kicked off the holiday season by providing a sizeable donation to Savannah Feed the Hungry. The Citizens of Georgia volunteer chapter members used the last of their funds raised throughout the year to purchase food and toys for the non-profit.

After a trip to a local Sam’s Club, employees were able to purchase 16 turkeys, a variety of canned good, five playsets, basketballs and footballs for families in need this holiday season. Several volunteers plan to return to Savannah Feed the Hungry to help at their Christmas dinner on December 23rd.

Citizens of Georgia Power in Brunswick support families, senior citizens

The volunteer chapter in Brunswick has been busy this month supporting local families and elderly residents in Coastal Georgia. Last weekend, the Georgia Power employees completed their annual legacy project at Camden House in St. Mary’s. Volunteers and line crews built an outdoor seating area for parents to watch their children at the playground.

Employees also helped install LED lights at the nonprofit and stocked a commercial freezer. Funds for the project and donations were provided by the Georgia Power Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Georgia Power Company. Camden House is a family violence shelter that provides assistance for the community in Camden County.

Members of the Citizens of Georgia Power – Brunswick chapter also served at local nursing homes over the weekend, providing holiday snacks and games for residents and staff.

Citizens of Georgia Power in Hinesville create picnic area at Pembroke Elementary School

The volunteer chapter in Hinesville donated a set of new picnic tables to teachers and students at Pembroke Elementary School in Bryan County. Georgia Power employees helped set up the tables over the weekend that were purchased with a financial donation from the Georgia Power Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Georgia Power Company.

Citizens of Georgia Power in Statesboro sort canned goods for Bulloch County residents

Volunteers from Georgia Power’s Statesboro office gave their time at TMT Farms over the weekend. The Bulloch County holiday light display has over 10,000 visitors during the month of December and collects toys and canned goods for those in need. Members of the Citizens of Georgia Power chapter helped sort those donations.

Citizens of Georgia Power in Vidalia make large donation to local food bank, make the holidays brighter for local children

Georgia Power employees in Vidalia have been working hard this holiday season to give back to their local community. Earlier this week, members of the Citizens of Georgia Power local chapter volunteered at His Works Ministry Outreach & Food Bank in Lyons. The chapter provided a $3,500 donation to the company from the Georgia Power Foundation that went towards new shelving, a printer, a freezer and new signage. Employees and line crew helped install these items on Monday.

Additionally, the Vidalia chapter will be purchasing and donating 20 bicycles for underprivileged children in the area this Christmas.

About Citizens of Georgia Power

Citizens of Georgia Power is the employee volunteer arm of Georgia Power Company. With 42 chapters statewide and more than 3,400 members, consisting of employees and their spouses, volunteers contributed more than 143,000 hours equal to $3.5 million in 2018.

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower [facebook.com]), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower [twitter.com]) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power [instagram.com]).