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MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials recently broke ground on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU. The groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the house on Owens Street, which is being built for Habitat partner family Kareema Gillon and her two young ...

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Allstate helps with Habitat home

Allstate employees in the Jackson area recently helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area that is being sponsored by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation and the future homeowner is Shalondria Curtis. The Allstate Foundation also awarded Habitat a grant of $11,000. Helping work on the house is Miranda Garbacz of Allstate. (Courtesy of Habitat for ...

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Britton selected treasurer of Southeast region regulatory association

The Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has selected Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton as treasurer of the organization. Resident of Laurel, Britton was elected Public Service Commissioner for Mississippi’s Southern District in 2015. SEARUC is a non-profit organization composed of eleven Southeastern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. ...

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Empower Mississippi names director of development

Anja Scheib has been named Director of Development for Empower Mississippi in Ridgeland. Scheib recently completed a development internship with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Scheib, who grew up in Madison, received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University ...

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Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for ...

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Restoration Hope accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has announced the accreditation of Restoration Hope of City, ST. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.  Restoration Hope joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model ...

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Habitat names new staff

Merrill McKewen, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area, has announced the following new staff members: Brad “Kaz” Franklin is the new Director of Community and Homeowner Advocacy. He previously was the Marketing Specialist and Assistant Manager of Thalia Mara Hall for the City of Jackson’s Department of Human & Cultural Services. Franklin will be the direct liaison ...

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Special Olympics names executive director

Special Olympics Mississippi has named Monica Daniels as its new executive director. Daniels has more than two decades of experience in fundraising and management of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Daniels will advance Special Olympics Mississippi’s strategic plan and guide the organization’s programs and mission. Under her leadership, Special Olympics Mississippi will continue to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities ...

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MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — Canopy Children’s Services: New name, same vital mission

Recently, I talked with Dr. John Damon, CEO for Canopy Children’s Solutions, about their decision to change the name of the organization from Mississippi Children’s Home Services to Canopy. MCHS was founded in 1912 and has helped countless thousands of Mississippi children in need for more than 100 years now. “Well, it seemed that many people had the impression through ...

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Goodwill Industries honors volunteers with awards

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi recently held its annual awards dinner to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts. Goodwill provides employment opportunities and rehabilitation services through a community enterprise of retail stores which sell recycled clothing, furniture, soft goods and other donated items. The honorees are: Robin Sharp Browning, a graduate of Mississippi State University, has worked in advertising, fund development and for ...

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