Friday, December 14, 2018

MLGW Employees Distribute Hygiene Kits to the Homeless

The Procurement, Contracts and Supplier Diversity family of MLGW is helping others during this holiday season. They set up at Poplar Avenue and High Street to distribute 130 hygiene kits to the homeless population in the downtown area Friday morning.
Each employee made a personal financial contribution to provide these kits which include a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, bath soap, wash cloth, gloves, hand warmers, socks, hand sanitizer, shampoo, miniature first aid kit, bottled water, cheese crackers and a card with words of encouragement.
They partnered with Moo and Oink Food Truck to serve fried chicken, barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes and cole slaw so that recipients would also have a hot meal.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NAACP Weatherization Workshop

The NAACP Memphis Branch hosted a weatherization workshop in partnership with MLGW & TVA on Tuesday.

MLGW’s Will Williams talks with two participants about attic insulation at Tuesday night’s weatherization program held at First Baptist Broad Church, 2835 Broad Avenue. Williams recommended cellulose as the most affordable. He added that foam insulation is considered the best but pricey.

While Margie Borrum-Smith unrolls a piece of plastic sheeting, Will Williams explains how to install the sheeting over a window with a hairdryer. The hairdryer shrinks the plastic and provides a seal to prevent drafts. Both Borrum-Smith and Williams are a part of MLGW’s Energy Services program.

(Left to Right:) Wonda McGowan and Cheryl Muhammad, both with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, were among about 45 people who attended Tuesday night’s weatherization program at First Baptist Broad Church. Everyone left the evening with a bag filled a half-dozen light bulbs, weather stripping, chalking and other energy saving measures valued at $100.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MLGW Hosts Largest Single Fundraising Event for United Way

We presented United Way officials with a check for $19,800 raised during this year's annual golf tournament. The tournament, now in its 11th year, is the largest single fundraising event within the United Way of the Mid-South's eight-county region. The check was presented Wednesday afternoon during MLGW's Board of Commissioners meeting.

(L to R: Robbie Gaia, Nikki Mitchell, Derrick Smith, MLGW's United Way co-chairmen Bryan Hutton and Sharon Strahan, Ryan Groves, all with MLGW, and Mary Sexton and Jennifer Besing with United Way.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018