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Making a Difference! COGIC Charities awarded $1M to develop Community Resource Center in Lexington, Mississippi

Source: Official COGIC IG

The Church of God in Christ continues to make an impact in the community!

The Church Of God In Christ, Inc. (COGIC) Charities announced that it has been awarded $1 million in community project funding by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop the COGIC Community Resource Center in Lexington, Mississippi.

Congressman Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District facilitated the funding.

Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard stated, "We are immensely grateful to Congressman Thompson and the USDA for their support in making the COGIC Community Resource Center a reality. This center will not only address immediate needs but will also serve as a catalyst for long-term change and prosperity in Lexington, Mississippi."

The Center looks to make an impact in the Holmes County community.

Lexington, Mississippi, holds a special significance for the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC), as it marks the beginnings of the denomination and is home to the founding church, St. Paul COGIC.

The COGIC Community Resource Center will offer a wide range of services, including job training programs, technology access initiatives, educational resources, and community outreach programs.

Holmes County is over 80% Black, according to the 2020 census and has the lowest per capita income in Mississippi.

Through the establishment of the Community Resource Center, COGIC Charities will seek to create a sustainable system to support the success and livelihood of individuals in the area.

Good job, COGIC Charities!


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