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Homes for Hope gets large grant from Asbury Foundation

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Homes for Hope for Children received a $200,000 grant from the Asbury Foundation Monday morning.

Part of the money is being used to purchase a new mini-van and 15-passenger van for the boys cottage. It will also go toward completing the new administration/counseling building and a new sign for the front of the campus.

When the new administration building is opened phase one of the project will be complete.

The campus now has a boys and girls cottage that can house up to seven at risk children each.

"They see us as such a worthy investment and I would say the reason they see us as such because we meet a need in this area that nobody else does," said Dr. Michael Garrett, Exec. Dir. Homes for Hope. "We provide homes to hurting boys and girls that through no fault of their own are in the need a place to call home."

The Asbury Foundation awards grants of $25,000 or more to non-profit, charitable organizations four times a year.

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