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Business pays for utility bills for neighbors in need
March 15, 2021

A local business is easing the financial struggles that families are dealing with from the pandemic and winter blast. Recently, the Reaves Law Firm paid $9,217.77 in utility bills for 29 families in Whitehaven where the firm is located.

MLGW’s Board of Commissioners will recognize the donation at its meeting on Wednesday, March 17. MLGW’s Vice President of Community and External Affairs Gale Jones Carson accepted the donation for the program that her department oversees.

“I’m proud to be one of the first businesses in Greater Memphis to give to the Gift of Comfort program, especially to benefit residents in Whitehaven," said Henry E. Reaves, III, founder and owner of Reaves Law Firm. “I will continue to invest in the city with a major focus on the Whitehaven area where I was raised and operate my practice.”

“It looks like I was selected by an angel,” said Whitehaven recipient Loretta Gilliam. “That’s what brought tears to my eyes. I’m so grateful.”

Any business or group can make a gift to help those struggling now and earmark the donation for a certain ZIP code, area or specific family. “I hope that fellow Memphians come together to assist those in need through the Gift of Comfort to help our neighbors, especially during these winter months,” Reaves said.

To make a payment on someone’s utility bill, go online to

If you would like to make a corporate or larger donation, call MLGW’s Corporate Social Responsibility at 528-4820


MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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