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Pepsi grant helps Purvis group

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

PURVIS, MS. (WDAM) - Homes of Hope for Children in Purvis is the proud recipient of a 250-thousand dollar grant from the Pepsi Company.

Officials with Brown Bottling Group awarded the funds to the organization on Monday. Homes of Hope received the grant money as part of a national Pepsi campaign where members of the public vote for their favorite ideas.

Homes of Hope is a private, Christian ministry that is constructing several residential cottages for children in need. The organization entered the competition back in March. Michael Garrett is the Executive Director of Homes of Hope for Children.

"The two organizations at the end of the month with the most votes each got 250-thousand dollars. We competed against 288 organizations nationally and low and behold at the end of the month, Homes of Hope was second and we were able to win 250-thousand dollars from Pepsi," said Garrett.

Through the national Pepsi Refresh Project, the soft drink maker plans to award more than 20-million dollars this year to noteworthy organizations. To find out more about the initiative, log onto

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