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Teach for America alum gives Orange Mound some juice

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 28, 2022 5:55 AM CT | Published: February 28, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong><span style="background-color: #ffff99;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Transitional, modular homes made of shipping containers have been constructed to help house the homeless. </span></span></strong><span style="background-color: #ffff99;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><strong>Juice Orange Mound founder Britney Thornton recently closed on three properties in Orange Mound for a tiny home community for residents who have transitioned toward entrepreneurship or independence.</strong>&nbsp;</span></span>(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Transitional, modular homes made of shipping containers have been constructed to help house the homeless. Juice Orange Mound founder Britney Thornton recently closed on three properties in Orange Mound for a tiny home community for residents who have transitioned toward entrepreneurship or independence. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Over the past several years, Britney Thornton has emerged as a leader through her work with the homeless and the underserved.

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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