Sertoma Club gives significant donation to the DuBard School - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Sertoma Club gives significant donation to the DuBard School

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg has supported the DuBard School for Language Disorders for many years. But on Tuesday, they gave the school a record donation.

The Hub City men's organization presented the students of the DuBard School with a check for 19-thousand dollars. That amount represents the largest single donation from the Sertoma club to DuBard.

The school, located on the campus of Southern Miss, educates and treats children with hearing and severe speech language challenges. Maureen Martin is the Director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders.

"You know in this climate when we have sustained a lot of state funding cuts, the way that we have been able to maintain the current levels of service has been through private contributions," explained Martin.

The DuBard school said over the last several years, the Sertoma Club has contributed over 130-thousand dollars to the school.

Causes that support people with hearing issues is the national philanthropy of the Sertoma Club. David Bounds is President of the Hattiesburg Sertoma Club.

Bounds said, "I work here at the university and I really do know that this program produces really quality teachers and helps a lot of kids."

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg has thirty two members and they raised the money of behalf of the DuBard School during their annual fundraiser.

Copyright 2011 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:15:27 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:14:55 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

    More >>

    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly