Generosity runs deep in Starkville
You Raised $29,145 in THREE WEEKS!!!!
Which means we can also put on the needed gutters!!!
Last year, you saved one family's home...
Our Holiday Helping Hands Campaign raised enough money to save one Starkville family's home last year. This year, we have the opportunity to raise a roof for our entire community. The J. L. King center is located in Westside Park, right in the middle of Starkville's largest public housing neighborhood. Dr. Joan Butler, "The Woman with the Golden Pen," as I call her, has secured over half a million dollars in grant funding to provide programming on literacy, health, job preparation, and violence prevention that could be housed in exactly the neighborhood with the highest needs. There is only one problem...the roof is leaking like crazy.
Unfortunately, none of the grant money can be used for building repairs. But I have faith that people in Starkville understand something: WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. What happens in our lowest-income neighborhoods impacts our schools, our real estate, and our ability to recruit businesses. We need to care deeply about the entire community in order for it to continue to thrive.
I received three estimates for a new roof, and the middle estimate by local contractor Redwood Roofing seems the most reasonable. We need to raise $28,000 by December 28th to meet our goal. I KNOW that there are at least twenty-eight individuals, practitioners, churches, or organizations in Starkville who will help meet this goal. I also know there are hundreds of families who want to send a gift to our entire community this season.
Already, local businesses have stepped up, like Brantley Johnson at Climate Control, who will remove the heat/ac units and replace them on the new roof at the cost of rental for machines needed to do the job. He is also asking his distributor to consider donating new units, as the ones on the building are insufficient for that space. There are dozens of ways to help. Get the word out, share this story with the media and on social media, and come to our Holiday Open House on December 8th from 5-7pm to see the possibilities.
I believe in my community. I believe this project is as good as completed! I know we will step up, reach deep, and perform a good, old-fashioned, roof raising.
Let's raise a roof for our entire community this season!
Look who Raised the Roof!
* If you made a pledge, but did not send it in yet, we are counting on you. Please scroll to the bottom to see how to get your pledge to us!
Community Game Changers
Kyle and Jessica Ivy
Dr. Travis and Mrs. Jamie Methvin
Dr. Chris and Mrs. Meredith Shapley
Dr. Will and Mrs. Missy Carter
Drs. Cameron and Mary Paige Huxford
Dr. Harry and Mrs. Robin Holiday
Phi Mu Sorority
Mike and Mary Love Taggart
Dr. Andrew Martin
William Wells Tire and Auto
Jerry and Mary-Kay Belant
Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Kathy Brandon
Drs. Ava Stegall andJohn Lamberth
Wendy and George Ansel
Steve and Ellen Ramp
Cat and Trip Walker
Tammy and John Gammill
Deborrah and Johnny Wray
Carolyn and Mark Goodman
Dennis and Jeanie Truax
Kary and Jim Davidson
Mandi and Will Sanders
Peter and Tammy Allen
Shirley and Matt Ross
Daniel, Karla, Cade, and Carver Morgan
Susan and Jason Murphy
Anne Marshall and Jim Gieson
Mann and Mandy Conrad
Lisa and Robert Long
Amanda and Scott Gronewold
Whitney Hilton and Randall McMillen
Duane and Diana Lyon
Robert and Charlotte Long
Copurtney and Ed Swann
Marty and Rowan Haug
Lori and Brad Staton
Dr. Ramon Osario and Mrs. Yaraly Osorio-Espinoza
Carmen and John Rogers
Hiroko and Torston Clay
Megan Bean and Ben Harvey
Bonnie and Doug Feig
Catherine Pierce and Michael Kardos
Stephen and Marchelle Brain
The Dorcas Class at First Baptist Church
Kate and Paul Fabel
Catherine and James Schiller
David Hoffman and Amy Moe-Hoffman
Nelson and Alicia Olivier
Faye and Tom Fisher
Dr. Jeremy and Mrs. Keely Screws
John and Virginia Hakness
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Holiday Helping Hands 2017
731 Ridgewood Rd.
Starkville, Mississippi 39759
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