Known for its extensive support of local community organizations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi recently completed a home for a local Jackson family as part of a Covenant Build project. The new home, located at 1027 Gentry Street in mid-town Jackson was constructed for Latoya Eubanks and her two children. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Team Blue employees provided 100 percent of the volunteer labor for the project, and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) led volunteers through the 8-10 week construction period with support from experienced construction professionals. The Eubanks family worked alongside volunteers throughout the building process, an HFH tradition, which promotes pride and opportunity of home ownership.
“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi encourages employees to support their communities as a key component of healthy living,” said Meredith Bailess, Manager of Corporate Communications with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “Our employees have shown they are passionate about helping others and dedicated to supporting organizations as part of Team Blue. The experience of working alongside Latoya and each other has truly been a gift for us all.”
To learn more about Team Blue and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s community involvement, visit www.bcbsms.com. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area, please call 601-353-6060 or visit www.habitatjackson.org.