Monday, December 6, 2021 – Employees from Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen have worked tirelessly at the restoration of the Black Pioneer Cemetery in Euharlee. They started a few years back to restore the walking paths and help preserve the graves. Mother nature and a major storm threw them some additional challenges.
The trees have been cleared and they are back to restoring the paths. A total of 25 volunteers from the local Citizens’ employee volunteer chapter helped complete the trail system. The next step will be using ground-penetrating radar to make sure all graves are accounted for and marked.
With more than 40 chapters statewide, Citizens of Georgia Power – the employee volunteer arm of the company – gives back to their local communities through in-person and virtual volunteer projects, fundraisers, and donations. In 2020, Citizens’ members logged more than 55,000 hours of service equal to $1.5 million.