HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Mississippi charity received a large, unusual donation from a Jackson resident.
Extra Table was gifted a house-for-sale by Suzannah McGowan.
"I was blown away when Suzannah approached me after an Extra Table presentation and announced that she wanted to give us a house!", said Extra Table Executive Director Michael Dixon.
Following a presentation about the work that Extra Table is doing throughout the state, McGowan made the offer to deed her rental property to Extra Table, making the sale amount for the home a donation to the organization.
"Proper diet and health have been a passion of mine since I was very young. When I heard about Extra Table and the ability to help my home state with money brought in that would go 100 percent to feed Mississippians with quality food not just filler quantity, I was in and knew that this was what I wanted to do by donating my rental property in Hattiesburg to Extra Table," McGowan said in an issued statement. "Knowing the profits will feed many with nutritious food has made me very happy. I am thankful for Extra Table and the opportunity Extra Table has given me to help my fellow Mississippians meet multiple needs of nutrition and weight management by providing food with value."
The rental property is located in the Avenues neighborhood in Hattiesburg and is currently on the market for sale. With McGowan's donation, tens of thousands of healthy meals could be provided for those in need from the sale of the property.
"She represents the best of our neighbor's desire to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met in this state," said Dixon. "As of today, this represents the most unique and highest dollar individual donation we have ever received, and we hope that it will lead to others thinking creatively about how they might best leverage their charitable giving to help those who are most in need."