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Rehab center has broad community support in NE Mississippi

TUPELO — Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him a long way,” said Susan Camp. Peyton was one of nearly 1,500 ...

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South Mississippi Housing and Development CEO steps down

GULFPORT, Mississippi – Demetria Simpson, CEO and president of South Mississippi Housing and Development Corp., has resigned from the affordable housing nonprofit, according to a Thursday news release. In February, she will become executive director at R³SM, a regional United Way agency committed to long-term community recovery. Simpson, whose last day will be Wednesday, has been at the helm of ...

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Top 400 charities see billions less in donations

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation’s 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ended – the worst decline in 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally. The Philanthropy 400 report to be released Monday shows such familiar names as the United Way and the Salvation ...

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United Way honors volunteers

United Way for Jackson and George Counties recently held its 23rd Annual Volunteers Are Important People (VIP) Award Luncheon at LaFont Inn in Pascagoula. During the event, Harry McDonald was named the 2010 United Way Humanitarian award winner. McDonald, a dedicated Boy Scouts volunteer and Scoutmaster of Troop 220 in Moss Point, devoted more than 400,000 hours in community service ...

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Bruns host United Way reception

Denny and Vicki Bruns recently hosted a reception at their home in Madison for officials from the River Oaks Healthcare network of hospitals. Pictured during the presentation of a “campaign kickoff” donation on behalf of the hospitals are (l-r):  Denny Bruns, CEO, River Oaks Hospital; Monica Daniels, United Way; Carole Burger, United Way; Bill Williams, CFO, HMA Division 4; Barney ...

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