Georgia Power donates $50,000 to Provide Relief to Workers Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

Originally Published by Southern Company.

The Georgia Power Foundation today announced a $50,000 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia to help provide support to furloughed and unpaid federal workers and contractors in Georgia impacted by the partial government shutdown.


Through the fund, impacted families can ask for assistance by submitting a request to gapowerassistancefund@svdpgeorgia.org. Each email request should include the following:

  • requestor’s name
  • contact information (address, email and phone number)
  • brief summary of situation

A St. Vincent de Paul Georgia caseworker will reach out within 24 working hours. Questions regarding assistance through the newly-established fund can also be submitted to gapowerassistancefund@svdpgeorgia.org.

“At Georgia Power, we believe in helping our neighbors. We understand the shutdown may have affected federal workers, contractors and their families across the state,” said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO. “We hope this partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia will help provide some peace of mind during this time.”

Georgia Power offers assistance options year-round for families who need help paying their bill. For more on payment arrangements and to learn more about other agencies that offer assistance, visit georgiapower.com.

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, respecting the dignity of each person, works to bring hope and help to those in need so they may achieve stability and move toward self-sufficiency. The non-profit organization runs many programs benefitting citizens across the state including Family Support Centers in North and Central Georgia, benefits screenings, direct aid support and more.

Since 1883, Georgia Power has remained steadfast in its mission to improve the same communities it calls home for its customers, employees, neighbors and friends. Through the years, Georgia Power and its employees and retirees have poured themselves into enriching the environment and prosperity of Georgia’s communities. In fact, the company’s total community impact totaled $21 million last year. Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. invested more than $16.2 million in communities and nonprofit organizations across the state. Additionally, Georgia Power employees and retirees donated nearly 150,000 hours in volunteer services valued at more than $3.5 million.

For more on Georgia Power’s community efforts, visit www.georgiapower.com/community.

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