Delta Grace receives Community Foundation grant

Sunflower and Moorhead United Methodist Church Pastor Veronica Pritchard and Delta Grace board member Alvin ‘Shotgun’ McCarty accepted the Community Foundation of Northwest MS’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest MS check to continue the work of repairing homes for the needy. Also pictured are youth and chaperones from Michigan spending their spring break working with Delta Grace to restore an old home to house 19 interns for the summer.

Delta Grace received a $1,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi to continue their work in the communities of Sunflower and Moorhead. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”  Isaiah 6:8.    Led by this verse, Delta Grace, works year-round to assist those in need of home repair in the heart of the Delta.  Delta Grace provides housing, projects, materials, supervision and worship for teams wanting to reach out to families in need.  Teams from across the country work on homes to provide safe, sanitary, and secure housing for the elderly, disabled and others who do not have the means to have adequate living conditions.   Mission teams work on homes of many who have lost hope and so not know what tomorrow brings.  As participants in Delta Grace, volunteers become that hope as they spend time with those in need and walk with them on their journey to experience God’s Grace.

Between January 2014 and October 2016, Delta Grace hosted 60 teams consisting of 900 plus missioners from 15 states and worked on more than 90 homes in the community, hosted three community-wide vacation Bible schools and renovated Delta Grace’s facilities.  There is still a waiting list of over 200 applications from homeowners.  They encourage missioners of all ages and believe that 90% of what they do is building relationships and 10% is repairing homes.

Leading the work of Delta Grace is Pastor Veronica Pritchard of the Sunflower and Moorhead United Methodist Churches and the board members.  To learn more about Delta Grace or to make a donation visit their website at www.deltagrace.org  or Like them on Facebook.

Youth and chaperones from Michigan work with Delta Grace volunteers to repair a roof in Moorhead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Gresham represents Sunflower County on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.  The Community Foundation manages 235 donor-established funds and has distributed $18.3 million to support more than 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the foundation.  Established in 2002 with a generous grant from the Maddox Foundation, the Community Foundation is an independent 501.c.3 charitable organization. The Foundation serves Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties.  A board of 20 volunteer civic leaders governs the Community Foundation.  Learn more about the Community Foundation at www.cfnm.org or call 662.449.5002.