More money and plans for a concert to benefit Stewpot - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

More money and plans for a concert to benefit Stewpot

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Each passing day brings more donations to Stewpot and a benefit concert is in the works..

Tuesday, Mississippi MOVE and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity gave a $6,000.00 check to the threatened shelters. It will be split between Matt's House and The Billy Brumfield House.

The presentation was made in front of Matt's House. It came from the November 18 Poindexter Park sleep over and other contributions from the public.

The non profit organization Extra Table will also hold a benefit concert for Stewpot. Officials with the Hattiesburg based food charity made the announcement Tuesday at Stewpot offices on Capitol Street.

Mississippian and country music artist Mac McAnally, the Coral Reefer Band and the Mississippi Opera Orchestra will perform. It will be held December 11 at 7:30 p.m.. at Thalia Mara Hall.

"We want to give recognition to the people of this community who came together and united, who came and gave us much support the night in Poindexter Park. People who heard the radio and came by and donated whatever they had in their pocket," said MS M.O.V.E. president Mac Epps. And that truly shows that together in this community we can heal ourselves," 

"One hundred percent of the funds raised at this concert will go to purchase healthy food that we will ship to our agencies here in Jackson; Stewpot, Gateway, Wells Methodist Church, and we're really excited about that," said Extra Table Founder Robert St. John.

Stewpot officials say an anonymous $100,000.00 donation specifically for Matt's House will keep it operating for the next year.

Michelle Bingham with the non-profit said they hope to see more money come in for the Brumfield House. It is still slated to close on January 7th.

"A lot of donors are right here from this area," said  Bingham. "We have seen an influx of donors from out of the area as well though. It's not just our own people in this state. We've seen donations from Texas. We've seen donations from Arkansas. We've seen some from as far away as California." 

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has also donated $38,000.00 Monday, matching contributions from the City of Jackson.

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