Alabama Power Volunteers Dedicate 9th Habitat Home
  What:     Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers and Habitat for
            Humanity are holding a dedication ceremony for the Donette
            Nicholas home in the Rock Creek area.  This West Jefferson
            neighborhood was one of the hardest hit by the deadly tornado
            that struck the Birmingham area April 8, 1998.  The home is the
            ninth Habitat for Humanity home that Alabama Power volunteers
            have built.

  When:     Friday, May 4, 2:00 p.m.

  Where:    7233 Don's Drive, Rock Creek
            For directions call Sandi George, (205) 257-4155

  Facts:    Donette Nicholas is the mother of a six-year-old son, Ethan.
            She and her son have been waiting two years for a Habitat home.
            Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers also built the
            Habitat for Humanity home for Ms. Nicholas' sister, Donna
            Miller.  Both families are tornado survivors.  Ms. Nicholas
            helped build her own house; Habitat for Humanity requires
            families who receive new homes to contribute 300 hours of sweat
            equity on various Habitat houses.  More than 150 Alabama Power
            volunteers have worked to construct the new home.

Alabama Power provides affordable, reliable electric service to 1.3 million customers in the lower two-thirds of Alabama. Alabama Power owns and operates a total of 22 electric generating plants. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company , which operates more than 32,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. Southern Company is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States.

  News Media Contact:  Sandi George, Alabama Power Company
  Media Inquiry Line: (205) 257-4155

                       Deania Towns, Habitat for Humanity
                       (205) 365-2409

PRNewswire -- May 3

SOURCE: Alabama Power