Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph gave back to the community, by covering utility payments for families who are in need of assistance. Zach visited with Memphis-area residents on Thursday, January 24 to pay utilities for the residents to have their services restored and to sign autographs. For the fourth consecutive year, Randolph has donated $20,000 to Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) to be allocated to 100 homes in the Memphis area, as part of their Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) Plus-1 program. "It's a blessing to be a blessing," said Z-Bo on Twitter in-between visits. You can follow Zach @MacBo50 on Twitter.
Plus-1 is a program administered by MIFA to pay utility services for people in need. MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bill each month. Since its inception in 1982, Plus-1 has provided millions of dollars in assistance to families in crisis in Memphis and Shelby County. Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, MIFA, is a unique organization designed to support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Through thousands of volunteers and donors, MIFA unites the community through service.