August 24, 2021
Employees from Starkville Utilities and Tennessee Valley Authority joined forces on a home-building project as part of Starkville Habitat for Humanity’s Day of Caring community volunteer event today [Aug. 24].
“This effort is a great example of the many ways our partnership with TVA benefits our customers and community,” said Terry Kemp, general manager of Starkville Utilities. “Our employees have always embraced opportunities to help others in need, and their volunteer efforts also are part of our Renew Principle commitment to strengthen community engagement.”
During this year’s Day of Caring, four Starkville Utilities employees and 14 TVA employees spent the day installing electrical wiring in the house under construction at 71 Azalea Lane. Volunteers enjoyed lunch courtesy of The Lost Pizza Co.
“Helping build stronger communities is one of TVA’s core values,” said Josh Wooten, customer service manager for TVA in Starkville. “Our employees appreciate this opportunity to partner with Starkville Utilities and Habitat for Humanity to ensure that families have access to quality, affordable housing.”
Starkville Utilities is a public utility serving 14,000 residences, businesses and industries in Starkville, Mississippi as well as Mississippi State University. Its mission is to supply safe, reliable, and cost-effective electric and water service of superior quality and value that improves the lives of its customers.