Citgo-Venezuela donate 4000 energy efficient light bulbs to the People of Jackson, Miss.
For more information contact the Peoples’ Assembly at (601) 353-5566 or 601-353-5566
The Counsel General of Venezuela, the Honorable Jorge Velos, in collaboration with the Jackson Mississippi Peoples Assembly of Ward 2 (PA) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) will donate over 4,000 energy efficient light bulbs to the people of Jackson Mississippi. The target populations are senior citizens, low income families, disabled citizens, and households that are having difficulty controlling their energy costs. Counsel General Velos states “We hope this is the beginning of a rich exchange where we can show unity and build bridges between the Peoples of Venezuela and Jackson, Miss.”.
Members of PA and MXGM will be on hand to coordinate the distribution throughout Jackson. City Council Member from Ward 2, Chokwe Lumumba states “We want to thank the government and people of Venezuela for this donation, it shows that when people work together we can break down barriers and work in unity.”
The light bulbs will be distributed in various sites located throughout the city.
- New Hope AME Church 290 Vine St. Tougaloo, MS 39174,
- True Gospel Church of God & Christ located 6390 Medgar Evers Blvd. Jackson, MS 39213
- Greater North-side Baptist Church located at 1553 Wiggins Road Jackson, MS 39209.
There was a press conference held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:00 am at New Hope AME Church located at 290 Vine St. Tougaloo, MS 39174.