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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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Dr. Charles Beady makes the Mississippi Food Network

From its beginnings in 1984, the Mississippi Food Network has growth to touch all 82 counties in the Magnolia State, with 23 employees, many volunteers and a budget of $15 million which goes to helping feed those who are truly needy. Dr. Charles Beady serves as executive director of the MFN, and is fairly new to the job. “I’m truly ...

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Goodwill’s new Crossgates store has been a hit with shoppers, donors

Goodwill Industries is one of the largest retail thrift store chains in the U.S. and beyond, operating a network of about 165 independent, community-based organizations in 15 countries. In 2011, the non profit 501(c)3 organization earned more than $4 billion, with 82 percent going to provide employment, training and support services to more than 4.2 million people. One of the ...

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Jackson-area Habitat awarded $20,000 for its work in bringing back neighborhoods

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and local law enforcement leaders were recently recognized with a national award for improving the safety and vitality of neighborhoods in the Metro Jackson area. Habitat and its partners were selected from more than 540 applicants for a $20,000 MetLife Foundation Award. They were honored for demonstrating that blighted neighborhoods such as MidCity/Georgetown and ...

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Penney King named CEO at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi has named Penney L. King, MSW, as its new president and CEO. King has worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs for 16 years across several states, including positions as a program specialist, program director, unit director, director of operations, director of teen services with the corporate office and the project director ...

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David Bush made American Heart Association treasurer

The American Heart Association has unveiled its national officers for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which includes a Mississippian. David A. Bush is executive vice president and manager of The First Private Bank, a service of The First, A National Banking Association, in Hattiesburg is AHA treasurer. In this role, Bush will be responsible for the association’s funds and securities. He ...

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Board selects Wilson

The board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi has selected Brent Wilson as its new president and CEO following a national search. Wilson joins the organization with a strong business background in addition to being a successful leader in the nonprofit arena. He began his professional career in 1994 with the accounting firm KPMG. Since 2002, he has ...

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Stan Buckley is building hope in Haiti

Stan Buckley is the former senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Before he left the church, he started But God Ministries, which seeks to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake by building sustainable communities. Q — But God Ministries has its beginning in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. How did you get everything started, ...

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DHA’s CEO comes under fire with investigation by federal agency

After a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the Delta Health Alliance settled this summer, the U.S. Attorney in Northern Mississippi started an investigation of the nonprofit’s CEO. A grand jury has subpoenaed records related to the lawsuit to determine if Dr. Karen Fox inappropriately used DHA funds, which come almost exclusively from federal sources, for personal expenses. DHA’s board of ...

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