The Tupelo Children’s Mansion will be one of 150 recipients o

The Tupelo Children’s Mansion will be one of 150 recipients of a National Service Award today from the Washington Times Foundation.

The Tupelo Children’s Mansion is being recognized by the foundation for its work with abandoned, neglected and abused children. The National Service Awards were created to recognize individuals and organizations that have given selflessly of themselves in service to others.

The awards recognize service and accomplishments in four areas: promotion of the integrity of the family; encouragement of the peaceful resolution of conflict; contribution to the moral betterment of society; and the support of youth in achieving worthwhile goals.

Nominations for the award were accepted from community groups, churches and civic organizations and submitted for consideration to National Service Award Committees set up in each state.

The Tupelo Children’s Mansion was founded in 1956 as a multiracial orphanage. The complex, which houses more than 70 children, also offers a residence for unwed mothers, an adoption agency, a school and Hands of Hope International Ministry, which supports orphanages worldwide and helps arrange international adoptions.

The Washington Times Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors seminars and other programs that seek to foster the creation of a better society.

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