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MIFA now operates city’s homeless hotline

(October 1, 2015) — In collaboration with the City of Memphis and its Community Alliance for the Homeless, MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) is now operating the Emergency Housing Partnership Homeless Hotline for families with children. The new hotline number is (901) 529-4545. Under MIFA’s management, the hotline will operate 24 hours, seven days a week, excluding holidays. The service was launched at MIFA’s midtown headquarters on September 15, the nonprofit organization’s 47th... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, October 2, 2015 | 6 comments

MIFA receives $45,000 from the Walmart Foundation

Metropolitan Inter Faith Association Receives $45,000 from the Walmart Foundation  Grant to Expand the MIFA Meals on Wheels Program MEMPHIS, Tenn., (August 2015) – MIFA (Metropolitan Inter Faith Association) has received a $45,000 contribution to assist with its Meals on Wheels program. The grant – which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will help MIFA deliver more than 15,000 meals this year, allowing the organization to... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 2 comments

MIFA receives $2,500 for participation in Meals on Wheels America’s 2015 March for Meals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For more information, contact James Seacat  (901) 529-4544; jseacat@mifa.org      MIFA Receives $2,500 for Participation in Meals on Wheels America’s 2015 March for Meals Funding for the Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event Memphis, Tenn.  (June 11, 2015) – MIFA has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 1 comments

MIFA receives $1,000 from Meals on Wheels America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact James Seacat (901) 529-4544; jseacat@mifa.org MIFA receives $1,000 from Meals on Wheels America  Subaru’s Share the Love event prompts recognition Memphis, Tennessee (April 14, 2015) — MIFA has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America for participation in the 2014-2015 Subaru of America’s Share the Love event. The money will support MIFA’s Meals on Wheels program, helping to address the problems of hunger and... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 3 comments

City of Soul celebrates inaugural year

CITY OF SOUL: EPISCOPAL SERVICE CORPS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR LAUNCH YEAR Five young people, five organizations, 12 months in a southern city Tuesday, December 23, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION Cara Ellen Modisett cmodisett@holycommunion.org Memphis, Tenn. – Next summer, City of Soul celebrates its inaugural year: Five young people, five organizations, 12 months in a southern city on the Mississippi River. City of Soul is the name for one of Episcopal Service... Read More
Posted by James Seacat at Thursday, March 26, 2015

Be the Dream weekend celebrates legacy of Dr. King

"BE THE DREAM" WEEKEND CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. KING, MEMPHIS CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEERS, AND PROMOTES YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, COMMUNITY SERVICE  CONTACT: Dewanna Smith, PIO Office of Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. O (901) 576-6032 C (901) 574-1494 Dewanna.smith@memphistn.gov (Memphis, TN) – The 2nd annual BE THE DREAM MLK Weekend, which coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19th 2015), will include the MLK Commemorative Celebration, the 2015 BE THE DREAM MLK Legacy Awards,... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, January 19, 2015 | 2 comments

MIFA delivers historic 20 millionth meal

MIFA Meals on Wheels Milestone: 20 Millionth Meal Served On Friday, March 28, MIFA’s Meals on Wheels program served its 20 millionth meal to midtown senior Fred Deckard, age 65. Started in 1976, Meals on Wheels is one of MIFA’s five senior programs designed to promote health and companionship while keeping people independent and living in their homes. Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. delivered the meal on this landmark day for MIFA and the city’s nonprofit human services safety net. Meals on... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, April 28, 2014 | 1 comments

Kingsway Christian Church and MIFA collaborate

Kingsway Christian Church and MIFA Collaboration Brings Meals On Wheels to Germantown for First Time Ever For the first time since its 1976 inception, MIFA Meals on Wheels will roll into the Germantown area - thanks to a new partnership with Kingsway Christian Church.Beginning March 31, Kingsway, located at 7887 Poplar Ave., will sponsor a Meals on Wheels program starting with five homebound seniors living in Germantown. Currently, there is no meals delivery program in this geographic... Read More
Posted by James Seacat at Thursday, March 6, 2014

Guest column: For 45 years, MIFA efforts have united community

Guest column For 45 years, MIFA efforts have united community Sunday, September 15, 2013 Sally Jones Heinz, The Commercial Appeal Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Sunday, September 15, 2013

MIFA is featured on the Spark

Interviews with Sally Heinz, Arnetta Macklin, and others Thursday, June 20, 2013 Jeremy Park, The Spark Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sally Jones Heinz is new executive director of MIFA

Sally Jones Heinz is new executive director of MIFA Memphis, Tennessee (February 11, 2011) - MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-faith Association) today announced the appointment of Sally Jones Heinz, a 27-year veteran in the Memphis nonprofit sector, as its new executive director. According to Jef Feibelman, chair of MIFA’s board of directors and head of the executive director search committee, “Sally brings a dynamic combination of vision, compassion and leadership acumen to the position. ... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, February 11, 2011 | 2 comments

MIFA on Voice of America

MIFA on Voice of America MIFA is the subject of a feature story produced by Voice of America, a distinguished worldwide network of news and information since 1942. Our story will be seen internationally via satellite TV in 29 languages, and American audiences can view the video online. Click here to read the article. Click here to watch the video. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 2 comments