Alabama Power Volunteers Keep King’s Dream Alive With Day Of Service

| January 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

By Donna Cope

Nearly 55 years after Dr. Martin Luther King gave his moving, iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, his dream of transforming the world into a better place continues.

Thousands across Alabama and the nation will take part in Martin Luther King Day celebrations. Many Alabama Power employees are among those honoring King’s legacy by performing Day of Service activities in the company’s Birmingham, Eastern, Southern and Mobile divisions.

Several members of the Magic City Chapter of the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO) will kick off celebrations by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Birmingham on Jan. 12. Members will set up tables and decorate in preparation for the RMH Open House at 7 p.m. Magic City APSO President Wilbur Johnson said that RMH has added 33 guest suites, including a new family center a game room, a volunteer kitchen with a larger dining room and additional food lockers. RMH provides affordable, temporary housing for sick children and their families while receiving medical treatment in the Birmingham area.With RMH expanding its program, Johnson, principal engineer for Regulatory Pricing at Alabama Power, said it’s the perfect time to partner with the facility.

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