MSCPA Day of Service Expands to Help More Mississippians in Need
MSCPA volunteers turned out for the Mississippi Society of CPAs statewide annual CPA Day of Service on Friday, Nov. 2, teaming up at events around the state to lend a helping hand. This was the fourth year that MSCPA implemented a Day of Service for CPAs and accounting students. Because of increased participation, MSCPA was able to expand its CPA Day of Service into Columbus and Laurel for the first time, and add locations in Hattiesburg.
This year, teams from these 35 companies completed service projects in fifteen Mississippi towns:
Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC; Belhaven University; BKD, LLP; Byrne | Zizzi CPA; Callon Petroleum; DeVoe Carr, PLLC; Emry E. Duckworth CPA PLLC; Gainspoletti Financial Services; GranthamPoole PLLC; Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC; Hancock Whitney Bank; The Headrick Companies, Inc.; Heafner Motors Inc.; Jackson, Braswell, Mullins & Bailey P.A.; Jackson State University; Jackson State University Accounting Society; Jones Companies; Kemp, Williams, Steverson and Bernard, P.A.; Magnolia State Bank; Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay, P.A.; Mississippi College Accounting Society; Mississippi Office of the State Auditor; Mississippi State University Beta Alpha Psi; Molloy-Seidenburg & Co.; Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi; Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Company; Ross & Betts, PLLC; Sayle, Sandifer & Associates, LLP; Silas Simmons LLP; T. E. Lott & Company; TMH; The University of Mississippi Beta Alpha Psi; The University of Southern Mississippi; The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Beta Alpha Psi and Gulf Park accounting students; Venture Oil & Gas; Watkins, Ward and Stafford, PLLC; and WM. F. Horne & Company, PLLC;
In Cleveland and Greenville, members collected and donated clothing and personal items for First Baptist Church Cleveland’s homeless outreach project.
In Columbus, members volunteered at the Palmer Home for Children.
In Gulfport, members and Southern Miss Gulf Park accounting students expanded service to two days and volunteered at Feed My Sheep providing nourishment to the homeless, homebound and needy.
In Hattiesburg, members and Southern Miss Beta Alpha Psi students volunteered at the Edwards Street Fellowship Thrift Store and Food Pantry and at Christian Services Soup Kitchen.
In Laurel, members collected and donated canned food to Christian Food Mission.
In Meridian, members volunteered at Love’s Kitchen, Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, and the Wesley House Community Center.
In Natchez, members donated canned food and volunteered at Stewpot where they boxed up meals and helped unpack and arrange the pantries.
In Oxford, members and Ole Miss Beta Alpha Psi students volunteered at The Pantry and organized and shelved canned goods and helped with landscape needs.
In Starkville, members and Mississippi State Beta Alpha Psi students volunteered at Salvation Army.
In Tupelo, members volunteered at All Saints’ Episcopal Church serving breakfast as part of their Saints' Brew ministry.
Metro Jackson members and Mississippi College accounting students in Clinton, Flowood, Jackson, and Madison participated in the You CAN Make a Difference food drive benefiting the Mississippi Food Network and collected food at various Kroger locations. This year’s food drive raised 12,145 pounds of nonperishable items and $935 providing 16,669 meals for Mississippians.
MSCPA would like to thank our Young CPA Network for organizing the event, and would also like to extend a big thank you to our members who willingly gave of their time.