Edmundite Missions donates to WCCS

Published 8:46 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

Edmundite Missions continued their support of students by donating $5,000 to endow a fund that will be overseen by a committee at Wallace State Community College Selma (WCCS) to help students succeed in the classroom and begin their careers.

The donation was made on June 26 to WCCS President James Mitchell.

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“For over 80 years, the Edmundite Missions has been providing food, clothing and shelter to poor and marginalized children and families,” according to a press release from the Missions. “We meet their immediate needs while addressing the long term of systemic poverty in the Deep South.”

One way the Missions has helped address the long term issues of systemic poverty has been to provide financial support to student pursuing a collegiate or technical education. For years, the Missions has helped many students at WCCS to begin, continue, or finish their education and take a step towards new possibilities and a rewarding career, improving the lives of themselves, their families, and the entire community.

The Missions will provide ongoing support so that the fund will grow and continue to help students in need for many years. “We are so excited to be able to help. When we hear from students who need one or two classes to graduate and they have no idea how they will come up with the resources to pay for it, we are compelled to help them overcome this challenge. It’s exciting to see a student be able to finish their education and break the cycle of poverty.” said Chad McEachern, President and CEO of the Edmundite Missions. 

“The Edmundite Missions have been very supportive of the college over the years and we look forward to working with them on future endeavors,” said Dr. Mitchell.