Community

Livable Drawing
Four state organizations received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants.
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(Jackson, MS) – Pastor Larry G. Hawkins, Sr., of Pascagoula, has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2022 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.  
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AARP is accepting nominations until July 15 for its 2022 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Covid Vaccine Trial
The state has lagged behind in the percentage of people being vaccinated against COVID-19.  
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Yolanda Ratcliff of Jackson has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. 
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(Jackson, MS) — AARP and Toyota are teaming up to serve communities in and around Marshall County with a new initiative aimed at improving education, outreach and access to COVID-19 vaccines. The two organizations collaborated to provide two Toyota vehicles to Alliance Charitable Foundation of Marshall County to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to homebound Mississippians, as well as to provide rides to vaccine appointments.
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Communities across Mississippi are all working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
Volunteering
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 50 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.
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