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Central Michigan University students spend break volunteering on the Coast

original post can be found here: http://www.wlox.com/2018/12/18/central-michigan-university-students-spend-break-volunteering-coast/ By Joyce Philippe | December 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM CST – Updated December 17 at 8:00 PM GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – A group of college students from Central Michigan University is spending their winter break doing service on the Coast. While most college students look at winter break as a […]


These ‘homemakers’ build homes from the ground up

These ‘homemakers’ build homes from the ground up BY JOSH FOREMAN Special to the Sun Herald APRIL 26, 2017 2:33 PM GULFPORT As a real estate broker, Tiffany Burgess sells homes, but a couple of times a year she likes to help build them. Burgess and about 25 women from Exit Realty in South Mississippi […]


Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th annual Women Build

Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th annual Women Build Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 12:35 pm CDTWednesday, April 19th 2017, 8:47 pm CDT By Jonathan Brannan, Reporter One family’s chance at affordable housing is a day’s work closer to reality. It’s all thanks to a group of women, including Mississippi’s first lady, putting in some sweat equity […]


Habitat for Humanity launches Restore

Habitat for Humanity launches Restore Friday, April 14th 2017, 6:05 pm CDTFriday, April 14th 2017, 7:51 pm CDT By Steve Phillips, Reporter The Habitat Restore is located on Highway 49 in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX) GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is still in the affordable home-building business. But […]


IP Casino to host third annual ‘Hang Out with Habitat’

Original article can be found in the “Casino City Times” here: http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article/ip-casino-to-host-third-annual-hang-out-with-habitat-222095  IP Casino to host third annual ‘Hang  Out with Habitat’ IP Casino Resort and Spa and Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will partner up once again to produce the thrilling urban-rappelling fundraiser event, “Hang Out with Habitat,” on Saturday, 14 October. The […]


The Lost Bus comes to work with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Gulfport, Miss. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast is hosting two volunteers from the Lost Bus the week of January 23, 2017. The L.O.S.T. (Lending Our Services Traveling)  Bus travels all over looking for adventure and service opportunities. Brannon and Blake have been traveling for about three months now. […]


Chris Monforton appointed to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas’ 2017 Affordable Housing Advisory Council

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Announces 2017 Advisory Council Members DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce the appointments of Chris Monforton, Angela Curry, Jeff Curry (no relation to Ms. Curry) and Michelle Den Bleyker to the Bank’s 2017 Affordable Housing Advisory Council (Council). André Stephens and […]


Looking for treasures? A new discount store is coming to the Coast

Habitat for Humanity is bringing its popular ReStore to the Mississippi Coast. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Habitat will open a ReStore in March on U.S. 49 in North Gulfport. ReStores sell furniture, appliances, building materials and other household merchandise at a discount. Some of the merchandise is used and some is new. “We’re completely dependent […]


Coast nonprofits observe Giving Tuesday

Original post can be found here: http://www.wlox.com/story/33818779/coast-nonprofits-observe-giving-tuesday Coast nonprofits observe Giving Tuesday SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) – People may have been in more of a giving spirit Tuesday. After a busy weekend full of discounts and heavy shopping, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been dedicated to giving back for five years now. The effort is known […]