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Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity joins leaders to undertake Beloved Community projects in Jackson


APRIL 2, 2018 - Building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community,” Greater Jackson Habitat announced plans to honor King’s legacy through a series of projects in Jackson. During April, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and The King Center’s MLK 50 Forward initiative, Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity is renewing and strengthening its commitment to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live and the opportunity for a better future.

Jackson Habitat will repair three homes with the help of many volunteers. This effort will build on work being performed by other Habitats across the country undertaking Beloved Community projects, including the construction of new affordable homes, critical home repairs and community revitalization initiatives.

“In 2018, as we mark the 50th anniversaries of Dr. King’s tragic death and the passage of the Fair Housing Act, we renew our pledge to make the concept of a Beloved Community a reality,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This will never be a world of equality, of fairness, of human decency that leaves no room for poverty or prejudice or violence, unless we build it. And so we build.”

Habitat for Humanity invites others to join in pledging to help build the Beloved Community. Read more about why Habitat is propelling this cause in an essay by Jonathan Reckford and Tjada McKenna, Chief Operating Officer. Visit habitat.org/takethepledge to learn more and follow #BelovedCommunity to join the conversation.

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