Mississippi Faith Based Coalition and Community Renewal, Inc. Print
2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
Overgrown vacant lots in a neighborhood will be turned into community gardens, and walking parks featuring benches and public art and residents will also be provided with paint and pressure washing services to restore the beauty of their older homes.
Challenge funds helped install community gardens, create murals and clean up and beautify South Jackson, a neighborhood that has struggled due to business closures and abandoned housing. "We must do something about this for ourselves as elders and adults, but even more for our children and youth," wrote Bennie Hudson of the Mississippi Faith Based Coalition for Community Renewal in a letter to the community. A mural featuring a quote by local pastor Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup, Sr. states "Nothing just happens. Someone has to make it happen."
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