news – 6/29/2019

HOT TIMES IN THE DELTA

News Braving the summer heat, the first group of intrepid volunteers from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, LaGrange, IL arrived in the Delta on June 22. Consisting of two chronologically successful (we don’t use the term, "older") veterans, Pete Mulcahey and Ron Bandyk, and 11 younger volunteers, they immediately dove into the challenges of the week, which first consisted of doing the Habitat history tour in the heat of a June afternoon. Read More ›

testimonials – 6/26/2019

COAHOMA COUNTY HISTORY AND JOHN MILTON BROWN

The recent history of the Habitat affiliates in the Delta and the need for its programs are part of a larger and equally important story. Though the Delta is widely celebrated as the home of the blues, few people are asking about the context of that significant cultural development—why, in other words, was music like the blues somehow necessary here in the Delta? Read More ›

news – 6/25/2019

TIME FOR A LITTLE HISTORY

News Last month, USA Today named Clarksdale the "4th Best Little Historical Town" in the United States. Begging the question of just exactly how USA Today has the authority to make such judgments and to bestow such titles (and still believing that Clarksdale deserved the award of "BEST Little Historical Town" in the US), we have decided to go with the USA Today flow and offer some evidence as to why. Read More ›

news – 6/10/2019

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT...

News While we await the arrival of three more groups from the beautiful parish of St. Francis Xavier parish, we (the royal we) feel compelled to ask for financial help again. Now that the summer has arrived and the dreaded phenomenon known as “dweltering” (sweltering in the Delta heat) is upon us, a number of our homeowners have been reporting problems with their cooling units. Read More ›

news – 6/9/2019

THE SAINTS COME MARCHIN’ IN—TO CLARKSDALE!

News At the end of May, CAHFH had an unexpected opportunity to host a small group from St. Benedict’s Academy, Newark NJ on an extended “field trip” through the South, studying Civil Rights history and visiting significant historical sites related to that history. Last week, we also welcomed a group of our long-time volunteer allies from St. Dennis Catholic Church in Lockport, IL. Read More ›