Hattiesburg volunteers continue relief and recovery

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of Hattiesburg residents, and citizens from surrounding areas formed a Neighborhood Disaster Relief Group.

According to Hattiesburg City Councilman, Dave Ware, the volunteers met at the Neighborhood Disaster Relief Center Thursday, which is located on Hardy Street. From there. the volunteers get their marching orders and head out to any Hattiesburg neighborhood that needs help.

Ware says the movement started out with just a few people, but keeps growing daily.

"You have individuals that are picking up limbs, those who, on the other end of the spectrum, are using heavy machinery and are cleaning off half ton trees off of peoples roofs. The key to this is, of course, they're all volunteers, they're doing this because they want to come serve this community. There's no pay, if anyone with a volunteer group is out there they're doing it just because they want to help others," said Ware.

Hardy Street Baptist Church provided the building which houses the disaster relief center on Hardy Street.

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