Continuing its commitment to supporting the renewal of our community, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is set to begin building its sixth home as part of a Covenant Build project with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA). This is the second partnership between the organizations this year. Now, Constance Mitchell and her three children are looking forward to the day they can call 2902 Smith Robinson Street in Jackson their home.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Team Blue employees are providing 100% of the volunteer labor for the project, and HFHMCA will lead volunteers through the build process with support from experienced construction professionals. Mitchell, along with other future Habitat homeowners, will work alongside volunteers throughout the building process. Habitat leaders say this practice, known as “sweat equity,” promotes pride and opportunity of homeownership.

The Covenant Build project for Constance Mitchell and her family began September 9 and will extend through late October. As part of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s efforts to support tobacco-free communities and workplaces, this home has been designated a tobacco-free home. It is the fourth home built with the Company’s support to be designated tobacco-free.

“Our vision of a healthy Mississippi includes revitalizing neighborhoods, one home and one street at a time,” said Sheila Grogan, Vice President, Community and Public Relations. “By helping families improve their quality of life, they can, in turn, help to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods and communities.”