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Hattiesburg group helps Haiti

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A group of Hattiesburg residents is gathering sleeping bags, tarps and other items for earthquake victims in Haiti. It's part of a project called, "Operation Pitch-a-Tent."

Today, a collection area was set up in the Big Buck Sports parking lot. Folks were asked to bring by tents, plastic coverings and other items for the people of Haiti.

"We didn't want to ask for money, so we figured if we could get supplies to actually send over, things that people could see that's tangible, they could see what the good work is going to," said Ray Coleman with "Operation Pitch-a-Tent."

Next Wednesday, the donated supplies will be driven to Gulfport, where another organization will transport them to Haiti.

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