Nonprofit, businesses, community leaders partner to help families

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A nonprofit organization, businesses, and community leaders are making sure families in Columbus feel the spirit of the holiday.

The “Rech Foundation” partnered with city councilman Stephen Jones, Precision Autocare, and “Paroled 2 Pride” to distribute care packages to people in communities near the Sim Scott Center.

They made sure everyone received household supplies, toys, food, and more.

Organizers said the giveaways are a hand “up” not a “handout.”

“This definitely is real and a lot of it is created by what we don’t do. We are removing barriers to support. And when we can support our organizations and support the people in the community, it’s easier for them to get back on their feet. When we create opportunities for them to succeed. When we provide resources like the resources that are being provided here today, it encourages them. It builds their self-esteem; it gives them hope,” said Pauline Rogers, Rech Foundation.

The Rech Foundation provides transitional housing and reintegration services to the formerly incarcerated in Mississippi.

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