28 Apr Mississippi Center for Justice and Mayor Errick D. Simmons to Host Operation Respond, Recover, and Rebuild: Disaster Resource Clinic in Greenville
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April 28, 2023
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Mississippi Center for Justice and Mayor Errick D. Simmons to Host Operation Respond, Recover, and Rebuild: Disaster Resource Clinic in Greenville
Greenville, Miss- The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), in conjunction with the City of Greenville, will host a Disaster Resource Clinic on Tuesday, May 16, at the Washington County Convention Center, located at 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, MS 38703. This event will have other participating service-providers and take place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST.
“The Mississippi Center for Justice is committed to serving the hardest hit areas of this storm, working in coalition with our many pro bono partners and community leaders, like Mayor Simmons of Greenville,” said Vangela M. Wade, President & CEO, Mississippi Center for Justice. “MCJ is fully committed to providing free legal services to support the ongoing recovery efforts, particularly through our Heirs’ Property, Economic Justice, and Health Law Campaigns. Through our Operation Respond, Recover, and Rebuild Initiative, we are offering boots-on-the-ground direct legal service help through our legal clinics and Hotline (662-577-4529), to answer questions and where possible, to initiate assistance for individuals and families navigating the myriad of legal challenges resulting from this crisis.”
MCJ is mobilizing now to assist residents in resolving uncontested heirs’ property title issues. The organization will work to clear titles and legal deeds, offer free legal assistance for individual property owners in uncontested matters, and provide direct services to prevent foreclosure on homes. MCJ will also offer impacted residents resource direction to file insurance claims and apply for Medicaid or CHIP benefits.
“It is great to partner with the MCJ and other partners for this resource clinic for disaster victims,” said Mayor Errick D. Simmons of Greenville. “Since the tragic tornado disaster, the City of Greenville provided immediate emergency response and continues to provide assistance and support to the disaster survivors. The City of Greenville will be here for response, recovery and rebuilding stages for our neighbors and friends hit by the most recent disaster.”
The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys and other professionals, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.