Gordon's Creek Run raises funds for R3SM - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Gordon's Creek Run raises funds for R3SM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of Hattiesburg-area residents hit the fog-covered streets of East Hattiesburg Saturday morning to raise money for an organization which continues to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. More than 80 runners and walkers participated in the 3rd annual, "Gordon's Creek 5K Walk and 10K Run.

It was a fundraiser for the Recover, Rebuild and Restore Southeast Mississippi organization. It helps homeowners that were hurt by Katrina.

Specifically, funds raised today will help finish the restoration of a volunteer house on Buschman St. It will be used by out-of-town volunteers who will help R3SM do its work.

"Our capital campaign that we established a couple of years ago was to raise $500,000...to date, we've raised about $400,000 and we certainly thank everyone in the community who has helped us do that, especially the Asbury Foundation," said Sheila Varnado, executive director of R3SM. "But, we're looking to raise perhaps another $200,000 that will allow us to complete the building," Varnado said.

"We hope to see a team (of volunteers) in January and we hope they will be housed here (at the volunteer house)," said Joe White, chairman of the board of directors for R3SM. "Some of the members of that team have been down here...this will be their 3rd year," White said.

When completed, the volunteer house will also be home to R3SM's administrative offices.

Copyright 2011 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lane, road closures could affect Hub City drivers

    Lane, road closures could affect Hub City drivers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-12-13 16:46:25 GMT

    Multiple lane and road closures could affect drivers in the Hub City over the next several days. The City of Hattiesburg announced the road projects Wednesday morning.

    More >>

    Multiple lane and road closures could affect drivers in the Hub City over the next several days. The City of Hattiesburg announced the road projects Wednesday morning.

    More >>
  • BBB warns of 'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' - Facebook's favorite holiday scam

    BBB warns of 'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' - Facebook's favorite holiday scam

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:26 AM EST2017-12-13 12:26:37 GMT
    A screenshot of one Secret Santa Gift Exchange on social media. (Source: Twitter screenshot)A screenshot of one Secret Santa Gift Exchange on social media. (Source: Twitter screenshot)

    It seems like harmless social media fun, but for the last several years, the Secret Sister Gift Exchange post has tricked a lot of giving people on Facebook.  But, a reminder: this is a scam.  

    More >>

    It seems like harmless social media fun, but for the last several years, the Secret Sister Gift Exchange post has tricked a lot of giving people on Facebook.  But, a reminder: this is a scam.  

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg Police PAL program aims to encourage children

    Hattiesburg Police PAL program aims to encourage children

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-12-13 03:55:02 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    It was a gang related crime spree that spiraled out of control in Hattiesburg Monday. Now the councilman from that ward is speaking out. Hattiesburg's Ward 5 Councilman Nicholas Brown gave his thoughts about the acts of violence. While he hopes his words help curb the violence, WDAM goes inside the Hattiesburg Police Athletic League, to learn more about the program aimed at preventing future teens from going down a violent path. Councilman Nicholas Brown said, "I want to call ou...

    More >>

    It was a gang related crime spree that spiraled out of control in Hattiesburg Monday. Now the councilman from that ward is speaking out. Hattiesburg's Ward 5 Councilman Nicholas Brown gave his thoughts about the acts of violence. While he hopes his words help curb the violence, WDAM goes inside the Hattiesburg Police Athletic League, to learn more about the program aimed at preventing future teens from going down a violent path. Councilman Nicholas Brown said, "I want to call ou...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly