Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lifting Lives Family shelter, located at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Mississippi 20, were blessed to have an Illinois group visit Vicksburg and work alongside local volunteers to make renovations to an old motel that will now help families in crisis.


lifting lives staff and mayorThe group from Illinois recently discovered the Vicksburg organization and believed in their mission enough to make a $35,000 donation. That money, along with original donor funding, will provide for the mess hall, office building, group bible study room and all living spaces. The organization has worked to renovate the old motel building into a family shelter for three years.lifting lives staff min Previously the ministry board had chosen not to make any repairs to the vandalized building until 100 percent of the funding had been obtained. However, the flooding of the Mississippi river in January left families forced to evacuate their homes without a place to go. Therefore, opening the shelter as soon as possible has become a top priority because of the need to house people. Mayor Flaggs, housing director Gertrude Young and housing coordinator Angela Turner, were also on hand to support the ministry in their efforts. The ministry is still in need of donations to keep the shelter operating daily. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer please call 601-529-6140 for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..