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Habitat House Built in Memory of Earle F. Jones, Jr.

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area recently dedicated a house in memory of Earle F. Jones, Jr., a business and community leader who died in 2013 at 86. Jones co-founded MMI Hotel Group and Dining Systems and served on the boards of Jackson Public Schools, the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Millsaps College, and several arts organizations. He also was ...

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Nissan Builds Habitat House in Canton

Nissan and its employee volunteers recently built a Habitat for Humanity house for a Canton family – Mildred Daughtery and her son.  Participating in the dedication of the home were (kneeling, from left) Arree Williams, Ruby Beckwith, Mike Quick; (standing, from left) Stephen Griner, Jackie Brown, Stacey Hight, Ashley Avery, Rodney Francis, Joseph Flowers, Rosemary Branch, Kula Bwamba, Jack Blackburn, ...

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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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McKewen to lead Habitat

Merrill Tenney McKewen has been named new executive director by the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. She succeeds Cindy Griffin, who retired May 31 after 15 years of service to the non-profit organization. McKewen is a native of Grenada and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She has more than 30 years of experience ...

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Habitat preparing for 2016 Women Build

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area’s plans are now under way for 2016 Women Build. On  March 8, from 4-7 p.m., Bliss in Banner Hall will host an event to support this year’s Women Build. Ceramic Easter bunnies will be on sale for $20, and buyers will be entered for a drawing for a luxury gift basket from Bliss. Finalizing ...

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BANKERS READY TO BUILD — 200 volunteers from 9 financial institutions to work together at Habitat house

By LISA MONTI  Nine Jackson area financial institutions will join together for the first time as a team to build a Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area home in a south Jackson neighborhood. The banks all have supported Habitat by building houses, sponsoring events and serving on boards and committees, but this year’s build will be the first time employees ...

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Jackson-area Habitat dedicates 600th house

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area celebrates a major milestone on today with the dedication of its 600th house.  Known as the McRae Build, the 600th house is funded by the Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation. The HFHMCA Board of Directors and staff will honor McRae and the McRae Family at the dedication, scheduled today at noon. At 1004 ...

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A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS — A bittersweet dedication puts family in their new Habitat house in time for holidays

A s raindrops pelted the roof of Carolyn Madlock’s new home last Friday, inside, teardrops were falling to the flooring. It was a bittersweet day for Madlock, whose father had died only days before she became the recipient of the 597th home built by Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. “I appreciate everyone’s help and prayers after the loss of ...

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CINDY GRIFFIN — Community support is the heart of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area

O n a crisp Saturday morning in October, Father Mike O’ Brien of St. Richard Catholic Church stood with a group of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area volunteers to bless Catholic Build 2014 – the future home of Carolyn Madlock and her son. “On this morning, I would like to share with you scripture, about the early community of ...

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