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Habitat for Humanity joins #GivingTuesday movement for third year

Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast joins the #GivingTuesday movement for third year. (Photo source: HFHMGC) Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast joins the #GivingTuesday movement for third year. (Photo source: HFHMGC)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

For the third year, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will participate with the global #GivingTuesday movement.

The day is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as well as the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year it will fall on Dec. 1.

The movement encourages philanthropy and generosity worldwide. It inspires people to collaborate with their local communities, give back to charities and support causes.

“Giving Tuesday is a great way to bring attention to nonprofits and the impact of our work has in the local community. Without donors, none of our work would be possible. We hope people will embrace the concept,” said Adele Lyons, director of development for Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

All funds donated during #GivingTuesday will be used for affordable housing for those in need along the Coast.

Last year was the third year of the #GivingTuesday movement. It brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its hashtag mentioned close to 700,000 times.

If you are interested in joining the Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast’s #GivingTuesday initiative, visit https://hfhmgc.com/give/givenow/

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