MIFA celebrates jubilee year

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 22, 2018 10:37 AM CT | Published: September 21, 2018 10:24 AM CT
Since its founding by church and community leaders on Sept. 15, 1968, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has spawned a number of organizations and has grown into one of the most important nonprofits in the Mid-South. In fiscal 2018, which ran from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, MIFA served more than half a million meals to more than 3,600 seniors; helped more 3,500 families with utility, rent and mortgage assistance; distributed more than 11,000 food vouchers; connected more than 250 families with permanent, stable housing; and screened more than 7,000 calls through a 24-hour homeless hotline.

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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