03 Feb Mississippi Center for Justice Receives Grant from Butler Snow Foundation to Continue Fair Housing and Immigration Initiatives
For Immediate Release
February 3, 2021
Contact: Beth Orlansky, Director of Advocacy, Mississippi Center for Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org, 769-230-2838
Mississippi Center for Justice Receives Grant from Butler Snow Foundation to Continue Fair Housing and Immigration Initiatives
Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Butler Snow Foundation.
The Butler Snow Foundation’s grant will directly benefit MCJ’s work in the areas of fair housing and immigration. It will support the Center’s eviction work, which has increased exponentially during the pandemic. MCJ’s housing campaign works to keep families in their homes by connecting tenants with temporary rental support and resources. The campaign also advocates to change the harsh eviction laws in Mississippi.
The grant will also support MCJ’s ongoing immigration work stemming from the 2019 ICE raids in Central Mississippi. Mississippi’s immigrant community is facing additional strains resulting from the pandemic. This is especially felt by immigrants who are being held in unsafe detention facilities.
“We are honored to be recipients of this generous grant from the Butler Snow Foundation that allows us to continue our work protecting Mississippi tenants from unjust eviction and providing direct legal services to Mississippi immigrants seeking asylum here,” says Vangela M. Wade, Mississippi Center for Justice president and CEO. “We appreciate our partnerships with community-minded institutions like the Butler Snow Foundation that share our values and our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of Mississippians who have been marginalized by unjust policymaking or disadvantaged due to the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.”
Mississippi Center for Justice is a statewide, nonprofit legal and policy organization that advances racial and economic justice through systemic change. The Center works with a broad range of national and local partners to secure better futures for low-wealth Mississippians and communities of color through advocacy campaigns in the areas of immigration, health, housing, consumer protection, voting rights, and disaster recovery. For more information, visit www.mscenterforjustice.org.
The Butler Snow Foundation is directed and overseen by Butler Snow attorneys who make up its Board of Directors and an Advisory Board. Grants awarded by the Butler Snow Foundation are used to fund worthy causes or social services organizations in the communities Butler Snow serves. For more information, visit https://www.butlersnow.com/butler-snow-foundation/.