There are about 20 families in the city of Olive Branch that have a little more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, grateful for the generosity of a local company.
American Veterans Restoration has covered the delinquent water bills of those customers that either had just had their water service turned off or were facing shutoff because their bills had not been paid. The total bill amounts to about $5,000, according to Mayor Ken Adams who announced the generous action.
The company specializes in home restoration after a fire, mold, reconstruction, and water damages.
Adams told DeSoto County News that the firm had approached him about finding some means of giving back for the holiday.
“Our ‘Shop With A Cop’ was already funded, where the police take the kids shopping and all,” Adams said. “I just started thinking about what might be going on. When I called the manager of the water department, she said they had just that day turned the water off for 20 families due to non-payment.”
The mayor said he ran that by American Veterans Restoration for approval, “and it’s been a very positive thing,” Adams said.
The people benefiting from the donation either had just had their water cut off or were about to be cut off for being delinquent in bills for at least one month.
Ten of the families had their water service returned to service who had just been cut off and another 10 were about to have service terminated for delinquent payment.
The company has no idea who was helped by the donation, wanting to only do it as a means of helping others in need during the holiday.
Adams expressed the city’s thanks for the generosity.
“Acts of kindness like this is another reason why the City of Olive Branch is recognized each year as one of the best places to live and raise a family,” Adams said in a news release, a copy of which is shown below.