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Georgia Power employees give to help kids learn
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Georgia Power employee Turiya Portis, LCSS Assistant Superintendent, Jason Rogers, and Georgia Power employees Michelle Walls and Yuko Marcus stand with some of the back packs donated to schools. - photo by Photo provided.
Citizens of Georgia Power delivered a truck full of book bags stuffed with school supplies to the Liberty County Board of Education this week.
The civic organization is made up of Georgia Power employees and their families. Robert Stokes, Georgia Power’s regional manager, serves as the local group’s president. The motto is to “be a citizen wherever you serve.”
The idea was that of Georgia Power customer service representative Turiya Portis, who said, “I knew that there were families out there struggling to purchase school supplies and I thought what a great way to help.”
She received donations totaling $500 and went to local stores to buy supplies and book bags.
“Our school social workers have intricate knowledge of the most need and they have been tasked with determining exactly how to disperse the supplies to those students,” Demere’ Bowen, Public Relations director for the school system, said. “We cannot thank Citizens of Georgia Power enough for this generous donation.”

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