APSO partners with Habitat

On site last Thursday, from left, Beth Thomas, Ryan Allenbach, Doug Buford, Jason Newby, Lisa Tindell, Ricky Martin, Kyle Hodges, Jordan Tolin, Pat Danley, Lucas Newby, Eddie Ryan (back)

Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO)  is partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Escambia County to help provide a home for a local family. On Thursday, July 27, APSO volunteers helped with demolition work at a Habitat property located at 507 East Craig Street in Atmore. The home was donated to Habitat by Thomas Lane. Over the next few months, the property will be going through a series of upgrades and renovations.

“Alabama Power volunteers are always excited to be a part of community projects like this one,” said External Affairs Manager Beth Thomas. “Our volunteers participate in a variety of community service initiatives each year and we are proud to partner with Habitat in Escambia County to help make this property into a home for a deserving family.”

Habitat Executive Director Lisa Tindell said the organization is delighted to have APSO’s help. The donated house has to be gutted to the studs and rebuilt. As work progresses, more volunteers will be needed.

Habitat for Humanity has not built a home in the Atmore area since 2013.

Jason Newby volunteered two ways – as an Alabama Power employee and as Habitat board president. In fact, he was instrumental in bringing the two groups together on this project.

About Habitat
Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.

About APSO
APSO is a nonprofit volunteer organization that includes Alabama Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC and Southern Company Services employees and their families. APSO members give their time to improve the quality of life in Alabama communities. APSO has more than 5,500 members and 10 chapters across the state. Each year, APSO volunteers invest more than 50,000 hours of their time assisting local communities.