A post from Pontotoc Co. Habitat for Humanity...
Last week's Habitat on the Hill was a great experience for our Mississippi team. Ginger and Johnny Pettit from Pontotoc Habitat for Humanity came for the first time and were given a very warm welcome by Senator Roger Wicker who was born and raised in Pontotoc. Also pictured with the Senator are Chris Monforton, CEO of HFH MS Gulf Coast and Melissa Reed Graves, Director of Mississippi's Habitat State Support Organization.
If you haven't heard of the RV Care-A-Vanners, you need to! There are thousands of the RV-ers who travel the country building for Habitat affiliates. They were instrumental in Katrina recovery because they brought their own "houses" to a region that lost all of theirs. And they have so much fun!!!
Mississippi has 7 Habitat affiliates working to serve housing needs in the Mississippi Delta. But home ownership can't happen without jobs. Neither can health. In the midst of the Delta's fertile land is food scarcity.
Help Beaumont, Texas Habitat help their community come back after Harvey.
We are fortunate in Mississippi to work along side and sometimes in partnership with Hope Enterprise Corporation.
A Telethon! Next Tuesday, Sept. 12th 7-8 pm central. Airing on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox TV. Live feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Habitat for Humanity is jumping into Harvey relief effort with the "Hand in Hand" initiative! Click on the story to learn more.
Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford on the recent violence in Charlottesville. “As the forces of hate converged on Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park to tear us apar...t, Habitat’s spirit of inclusivity and understanding were working to bring us together.” Read his full statement: http://habitat.ngo/charlottesville
Meet De'Asia, she moved into her Habitat house on the Gulf Coast when she was in 5th grade and now she is getting ready to start her second year at The Universi...ty of Southern Mississippi. To help with her college tuition, she sold delicious plate lunches and we were more than happy to assist in her fundraising. We hope you have a great year at USM!! #stablehome #brightfuture
A good read on the dedication of President and Mrs. Carter to Habitat for Humanity through the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. We were honored to host the Carters in 2008 and appreciate all their hard work.