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BBB Charity Review for
Mississippi Lifeline, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 11/8/2010

 

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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Name:
Business Address: 5149 Hwy 98 West
Summit, MS 39666
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Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Principal:
Mattie Jones, President
Phone Number:
(601) 276-3082
(601) 276-6869
(601) 276-9258
(601) 276-9498
Fax Number:
(601) 276-3288
Email Address:
Type of Business:
CHARITY - LOCAL
Primary Email: Mslifeline@bellsouth.net
Website Address:

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.

Mission

Mississippi Lifeline Inc.'s mission is to provide funding for a 24 hour telephone helpline for crisis help, child abuse hotline and other non-profit information sources.

Programs

In 2011 Mississippi Lifeline continued to assist persons in Crisis Situations.  They assist:

Emotionally:

Sometimes people just need someone to talk to and MS Lifeline will listen in a non-judgemental way.  They do not attempt to solve life's problems, but offer unconditional love to all its callers.

Financially:

Occasionally people find themselves in a situation that occured without much warning.  They often need a financial helping hand until other arrangements can be made.  MS Lifeline has helped pay utility bills, and?or mortgage or rent payments.

They also continue to extend services by way of their Reassurance Program.  This is where they call "shut-ins" which have currently 13 people in the program.  One phone call is made daily, but they are allowed to call any time.

Also.....

By providing providing regular and substantial financial support to CONTACT the Crisis Line of Jackson, Mississippi, a nonprofit Mississippi corporation;

By directly benefiting residents and areas of Pike County and the State of Mississippi; especially by conducting charitable activities at or from its offices at 5149 Hwy 98 West, Summit, MS.

By providing financial support to other charitable, nonprofit agencies and causes within the state of Mississippi, including but not limited to, the following 501 c (3) corportations and religious organizations:

Grace House; Jackson MS
St. Andrew's Mission; McComb MS
CONTACT Helpline; Columbus MS
Mission Mississippi; Jackson MS
Common Bond; Jackson MS
St. Mark's Villa; Jackson MS
Children's Advocacy Program; McComb MS
YES Society; McComb MS
Boys and Girls Club; McComb MS
Southwest Mississippi Opportunity, Inc.; McComb MS
Changing Lives Ministries, Inc.; Jackson, MS
March of Dimes; Jackson/McComb MS
Wells United Methodist Church
Stewpot Community Services

The approximate number of persons who benefited from the Emotional/Financial service in 2011 were 1600.

Governance

Board Size:5
Paid Staff:1

Fundraising Methods

Mississippi Lifeline, Inc. will operate Summit Bingo in Pike County, Mississippi as its principal fund-raising activity.  It will strive at all times to conform to the letter and spirit of all relevant laws and regulations in cooperation with the Mississippi Gaming Commission and the Mississippi Secretary of State.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/2011:

Total Income $699,257.00
Total Expenses $920,424.00
Gain/Loss for the Year ($221,167.00)

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $743,528.00 80.78%
Fund Raising $0.00 0.00%
Administrative $176,896.00 19.22%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Dividends $1,258.00 0.18%
Other Investments $682,953.00 97.67%
Other $15,046.00 2.15%

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Additional Locations & Phone Numbers

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.

Additional Information

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Mississippi Lifeline, Inc. will operate Summit Bingo in Pike County, Mississippi as its principle fund-raising activity. It will strive at all times to conform to the letter and spirit of all relevant laws and regulations in cooperation with the Mississippi Gaming Commission and the Mississippi Secretary of State.

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Report as of: 9/21/2014
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