MSCPA Day of Service Brings Together Over 220 Volunteers to Help Mississippians in Need

November 8, 2019

MSCPA volunteers turned out for the Mississippi Society of CPAs statewide annual CPA Day of Service on Friday, Nov. 8, teaming up at events around the state to lend a helping hand. This was the fifth year that MSCPA implemented a Day of Service for members and accounting students. Our volunteers completed service projects in 14 Mississippi towns and served 13 organizations across the state bringing together these 50 companies:

Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC; Barlow & Company PLLC; Belhaven University; BKD, LLP; Butler Snow LLP; C Spire Wireless; Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC; Copiah-Lincoln Community College Phi Beta Lambda; Culpepper & Culpepper, CPAs; DeVoe Carr, PLLC; EastGroup Properties; Entergy Inc.; Gainspoletti & Associates, PA; GranthamPoole PLLC; Great Southern Bank; Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC; Hancock Whitney; Headrick Companies; Heafner Motors Inc.; Holt & Associates; HORNE LLP; Jackson State University Accounting Society; Jones Companies; Jones Walker LLP; Kemp Williams Steverson & Bernard, PA; KPMG LLP; Laura Brame Cerra, CPA; Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A.; Medical Management Services; Mississippi College Accounting Society; Mississippi College Business College; Mississippi Levee Board; Mississippi State University; Mississippi State University Beta Alpha Psi; MS Office of the State Auditor; Municipal Energy Agency of MS; Paradise Companies LLC; Rea, Shaw, Giffin & Stuart, LLP; Sayle, Sandifer & Associates; Silas Simmons, LLP; Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins.; Swain & Collins PA; T. E. Lott & Company; The Lynch Law Firm PLLC; Thomasson Company; University of Mississippi Beta Alpha Psi; University of Southern Mississippi; Upstream Life Insurance Company; Watkins, Ward and Stafford, PLLC; and Woodward Hines Education Foundation.

In Brookhaven, Copiah-Lincoln Community College accounting students volunteered at St. Andrew’s Thrift Store.

In Cleveland, members volunteered at Salvation Army.

In Columbus, members volunteered at Salvation Army.

In Gulfport, members and Southern Miss Gulf Park accounting students volunteered at Feed My Sheep and the Harrison County SPCA Thrift Store.

In Hattiesburg, members and Southern Miss accounting students volunteered at the Edwards Street Fellowship Center.

In Laurel, members volunteered at Glory House Global Outreach.

In Meridian, members volunteered at Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, East Mississippi Animal Rescue, Hope Village for Children, and Meridian Symphony Association.

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 collected food at Kroger benefiting The Pantry.

In Starkville, members and Mississippi State Beta Alpha Psi students assembled shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Metro Jackson members and Mississippi College accounting students in Brandon, Clinton, 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 11,588 pounds of nonperishable items and $1,202 providing 16,869 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.

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