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.