The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) donated $100,000 to the United Way for Jackson & George Counties. This donation will support the Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC), which was formed in the aftermath of a tornado that devastated the Moss Point community on June 19, 2023.
The United Way for Jackson & George Counties will utilize this funding to collaborate with local agencies, residents, and disaster relief experts to rebuild or repair homes that were damaged.
“The Gulf Coast Community Foundation holds a deep responsibility to support our community in times of adversity,” said Christen Duhé, GCCF president and executive director. “We hope this donation helps the Moss Point Long Term Recovery Committee in their journey towards renewal and restoration.”
Tee McCovey, president & CEO, states, “This investment marks a significant milestone in the rebuilding efforts in Moss Point. This generous gift will accelerate the efforts to return families into their homes. Once again, the Foundation has raised their hands after a disaster to play a pivotal role in the restoration of our community.”
About the Gulf Coast Community Foundation
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a non-profit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989. The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase philanthropy by assisting donors in establishing endowments and legacy giving plans, making grants to worthy causes, and providing leadership in response to the community’s changing needs. Over the years, the GCCF has been a leader in addressing the most pressing needs in the community, from disaster relief and recovery to supporting education and child welfare.