Ridgeland, Miss., September 8, 2020 – HORNE LLP, one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and business advisory firms, recently announced that Homes of Hope for Children, based in Purvis, MS, is the winner of their $20K in ’20 charitable contest. The non-profit was awarded a check for $20,000 to assist in furthering its mission.
HORNE created their $20K in ’20 contest as a way to help charitable organizations who’ve been impacted by the current global pandemic. Team members at HORNE nominated charities for the vote, and the public voted in an online contest to determine the winners.
“Serving the local communities across our footprint is part of our DNA,” HORNE Executive Partner Joey Havens said. “While COVID-19 changed our method of service, it wasn’t going to stop our team. We’re grateful to use our resources to gain exposure for all of the nominated organizations and to help the community understand how each has been impacted. Hopefully, we’ve been able to assist them in making up a portion of their decreases in financial donations.”
Homes of Hope for Children Executive Director Michael Garrett expressed his gratitude for the recognition and support of the organizations that are making a difference in the communities they serve.
“As a ministry, we are humbled and thankful for our amazing donor base who voted every single day, all because of the love they have for the children we provide a home to. We are grateful for their relentless support of our ministry,” Garrett said. “Thank you to HORNE LLP for creating this opportunity and for supporting local non-profits during this crucial time.”
The Mustard Seed (Brandon, MS) placed second and took home $10,000. Horse and Ponys won $5,000 for third place. They are based in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Overall, more than 30,000 votes were cast for the 23 charities that were nominated.
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