Gulf Coast Community Foundation donates $100,000.00 for Moss Point tornado recovery

GULF COAST, Miss. (August 11, 2023) – The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) donated $100,000 to the United Way of Jackson & George Counties. This donation will support the Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC), which was formed in the aftermath of a tornado that devastated the Moss Point community on June 19, 2023.

The United Way of Jackson & George Counties will utilize this funding to collaborate with local agencies, residents, and disaster relief experts to rebuild or repair homes that were damaged.

“The Gulf Coast Community Foundation holds a deep responsibility to support our community in times of adversity,” said Christen Duhé, GCCF president and executive director. “We hope this donation helps the Moss Point Long Term Recovery Committee in their journey towards renewal and restoration.”

Tee McCovey, president & CEO, states, “This investment marks a significant milestone in the rebuilding efforts in Moss Point. This generous gift will accelerate the efforts to return families into their homes. Once again, the Foundation has raised their hands after a disaster to play a pivotal role in the restoration of our community.”


About the Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a non-profit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989. The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase philanthropy by assisting donors in establishing endowments and legacy giving plans, making grants to worthy causes, and providing leadership in response to the community’s changing needs. Over the years, the GCCF has been a leader in addressing the most pressing needs in the community, from disaster relief and recovery to supporting education and child welfare initiatives. To learn more about the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the important work they do in the community, please visit their website at

About the United Way of Jackson & George Counties 

Since 1959, United Way of Jackson & George Counties has remained steadfast in its mission to increase the organized capacity for people to care for one another. By partnering with local organizations and agencies, they focus on the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of the community. For more detailed information about the United Way of Jackson & George Counties and their impact, please explore their website at

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