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TURNER: Mississippi Non-Profits: Paying it Forward

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, nonprofit

Ever Reaching Community Outreach began as a small, grass-roots group dedicated to helping one family in need, and has now grown to an organization helping many needy individuals and families around the Magnolia State. In a recent meeting with Van and Tammy Brun, who were instrumental in getting the group organized, up and running, we […] [...]

Charity enters consent agreement with SoS

OCEAN SPRINGS — The chairwoman of the nonprofit Asian Americans for Change has agreed to repay $10,000 in personal compensation from AAC she was unable to document and the organization agreed to a $2,000 fine in a consent agreement with the secretary of state’s office. The Sun Herald reports that the secretary of state’s charity […] [...]

Deadline looms for disaster assistance from SBA

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Nov. 19 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. These loans are available from the SBA for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on Feb. 10, 2013. PNPs located in the […] [...]

Epps receives letter asking to leave work centers open

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Faith-based groups and advocates led by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU are asking Mississippi prison officials to drop plans to close four community work centers. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. The groups sent a letter to Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps this week, saying the work […] [...]

Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the […] [...]

Nonprofit suing over voter rolls in two Miss. counties

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY and WALTHALL COUNTY — A nonprofit group has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Jefferson Davis and Walthall counties have more registered voters on the books than residents eligible to vote. The Hattiesburg American reports the American Civil Rights Union sued the counties’ election commissions in U.S. District Court late last month. The […] [...]

Delta city wants state’s permission to donate cottages

GREENWOOD — Officials have asked Gov. Phil Bryant to allow lawmakers consider during tomorrow’s special session a local bill to allow the city of Greenwood to donate small homes to a nonprofit organization for low-income housing. Similar legislation died during the 2013 regular session. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the city has 26 Katrina cottages, small […] [...]

City sells property to nonprofit for home construction

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake is planning to sell some city-owned property to Habitat for Humanity for seven homes to be built by the nonprofit agency. The Commercial Appeal reports that aldermen voted last week to declare seven lots as surplus. Three appraisals will determine their fair market value — and thus the sale price. […] [...]

Cochran cosponsors bill to reauthorize Wildlife Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), which leverages federal funds with private resources to promote fish and wildlife conservation. Cochran is cosponsoring the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (S.51), which would reauthorize a program created by Congress in 1984 […] [...]

Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in […] [...]

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