Alabama Power celebrates 100 years of serving state

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006


This year, Alabama Power will commemorate 100 years of serving the state.

As part of the celebration, the Alabama Power Service Organization chose to make some history of its own, by contributing a record 100,000 volunteer hours to worthy causes across the company&8217;s service territory.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the service organization chapters reached that goal, well before year&8217;s end.

And with many holiday initiatives now under way, volunteers expect to contribute well in excess of 100,000 hours to community projects before the year is out.

&8220;From the very beginning, the founders of Alabama Power were committed to community service. The achievement by the Alabama Power Service Organization is a fitting tribute to their legacy&8221; said Charles McCrary, Alabama Power president and CEO.

Typically, Alabama Power and Southern Company employees, retirees and their families contribute about 75,000 volunteer hours annually to community projects in Alabama.

More than 4,800 employees, retirees and family members participate in community service.

So far this year, Alabama Power Service Organization members have provided volunteer or financial support to more than 125 nonprofit organizations across the state.