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Anonymous donors insure future of Matt's House

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Stewpot Community Services has just gotten some much need financial breathing room.

"We have been able to make a deposit of $100,000 from a retired couple who had it on their heart to help the women and children's shelters at Stewpot," said Stewpot Executive Director Rev. Frank Spencer. "We are very grateful to them."

The donation capped off two days of generosity from others to guarantee services to women and children in need of emergency shelter.

"This contribution from this couple will enable us to go forward in the planning for Matt's House in the next year," said Spencer. "Matt's house will typically hold 8 women and 16 children, so it's going to stay available as an emergency shelter in the coming year."

The Billy Brumfield House, an emergency shelter for men, has also been slated for closure but Spencer says resolution of funding for Matt's House brightens the future of the Brumfield House.

"Billy Brumfield House is still an issue," added Spencer. "We've received a notice from the city that we can expect $23,000. It cost a little less to run Billy Brumfield, so we are part of the way to keeping that ministry open for next year also."

Through 16 ministries, Stewpot Ministries serves over 650 poor and homeless people every day of the year. It's service that never ends.

"Yes, we need constant support," said Spencer."

 It's support that has come in a very timely fashion this Thanksgiving season.

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