Gifts from Be a Santa to a Senior program to be delivered soon - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Gifts from Be a Santa to a Senior program to be delivered soon

About one dozen people wrapped hundreds of gifts for needy senior citizens at the offices of Home Instead Senior Care Wednesday. About one dozen people wrapped hundreds of gifts for needy senior citizens at the offices of Home Instead Senior Care Wednesday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of needy senior citizens will soon receive some special Christmas gifts, thanks to many of you who participated in this year's Be a Santa to a Senior program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

Wednesday morning, about one dozen people gathered at the Oak Grove Road office of Home Instead Senior Care to wrap gifts for the 400 seniors whose names were chosen from a tree at the Turtle Creek Mall.

The gifts will be delivered in the coming days to those who might otherwise not receive one this year.

"A lot of them live in their own homes in the community, so they have families that live off and they don't get a lot of visits during the Christmas season," said Wanda Murphy of Home Instead Senior Care. "And they certainly don't have funds to buy things we wouldn't even think of, they don't even have," she said.  

You still have one more day to take part in the program. Organizers say the Be a Santa to a Senior tree will be at the Turtle Creek Mall through Thursday.

This is the 4th year for the program in our area.

Copyright 2012 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-19 22:07:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
  • Firefighter honored for saving 7 year old's life

    Firefighter honored for saving 7 year old's life

    source: wdamsource: wdam
  • 1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

    1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-11-19 18:15:09 GMT
    Coby Butler. SOURCE: HPDCoby Butler. SOURCE: HPD
    A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
    A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
Powered by Frankly