City of Hattiesburg honors social workers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is honoring social workers for the help they give people. Mayor Johnny Dupree issued a proclamation today honoring social workers during National Social Work Month.

Southern Miss students and faculty, along with members of the National Association of Social workers, attended a reading of the proclamation.

"My sister-in-law was a doctor of social work and I have first-hand knowledge of what they do, so my heart goes out to them, because this is not something that you do for a lot of money, you do it because you love to help people," said Mayor Dupree.

"We're honored that we were able to come down and we do wish that more mayors and cities would get behind and do a proclamation, as March is National Social Work Month," said Amy Gibbons, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

The U.S. has more than 640,000 social workers.

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