Want to get involved with relief? Here’s how...
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 23:02
First Hattiesburg has teams in the community helping rebuild everyday. Below are the teams, their clean-up locations, and who to get in contact with to help.
Team 1: Southampton Dr. behind Bop’s Frozen Custard
Contact: Andy Leslie at (601)-firstname.lastname@example.org OR Pat Bond at email@example.com
Team 2: Clark Dr. behind Chili’s Restaurant
Contact: Lawrence Beech at (601)-firstname.lastname@example.org
Team 3: Lake Serene/Poplar Dr. behind Oak Grove Elementary School
Contact: Del Crum at (601)-email@example.com
Team 4: Petal
Contact: Adrian Strickland at (601)-firstname.lastname@example.org OR Mickey Lyon at (601)-email@example.com
Team 5: Lakeshore, off of Oak Grove Rd.
Contact: Mike Devereaux at (601)-firstname.lastname@example.org
Team 6: North 18th Avenue
Contact: David Jorns at (601)-email@example.com
Christian Services, Inc. would love your help with all that they are doing with relief efforts. They have requested you not just “show up” but to call their office and speak with Elaine. She will schedule you a time so they can be efficient with all their resources! Please call 601-582-5683 to get involved with them.
Salvation Army of Hattiesburg would love volunteers to come out and help with unloading of trucks and distribution of food/other items. They are located at 5670 Hwy 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. You can also call (601)-544-3684.
The Red Cross of Hattiesburg would love volunteers. They are located at 606 N. Hutchinson Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. They can be reached at (601) 582-8151 or 1-800-RED-CROSS.
**Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th you can meet at 7:30 AM at Hardy Street Baptist Church to volunteer within the community. The address is 1508 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 and the phone number is (601)-544-1794.
**Saturday, February 16th, you can meet at 8:30 AM at Ebenezer Baptist Church to volunteer within the community. The address is 900 E. 8th Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
The Studio - 6156 Hwy 98 W Suite #1 Hattiesburg, MS 39402 (601)-268-1162
Accepting donations of garbage bags, work gloves, gas cards, tarps, hammers, nails, rakes, brooms, bandaids/first aid kits, baby items, clothing – organized, sized, and cleaned, and giftcards from Walmart, Lowes, and Home Depot. They will be distributing these supplies to places in need.
Campus Book Mart – 2906 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Accepting blankets, pillows, clothing, flashlights, tarps, toiletries, and individually wrapped snacks for Christian Services, Inc. and Salvation Army.
Christian Services, Inc. – 301 E. 2nd Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (601)-582-5683
Accepting canned goods, cleaning supplies, blankets, pillows, chunky soups, canned meat meals (Chef Boyardee, chili, beef stew) and canned meat (tuna, chicken, sausage).
Salvation Army – 5670 Hwy 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Accepting blankets, pillows, clothing, flashlights, tarps, toiletries, any donations.
DREAM of Hattiesburg – 200 W. Pine St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (601) 336-0527
Accepting workbooks, flash cards, construction paper, books (K-8), paint, pencils, educational games, pens, markers, handwriting tablets, and any form of educational materials.
Catherine Jorns from First Hattiesburg – 4845 Old Hwy 11 or (601) 297-2026
Accepting food donations to be distributed.
Kim Buford from First Hattiesburg – 2 Stoneridge North or (601) 447-5206
Accepting clothing donations to be distributed.