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MDMR heads to Hattiesburg for relief mission

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources was in the Hub City Saturday on a relief mission.

"Being from the Gulf Coast, we're used to disasters because of hurricanes," said DMR Deputy and Interim Director, Danny Guice. "Anytime you see a neighbor that's hurting, you want to help."  

After hearing the devastating news of a tornado hitting Hattiesburg, employees of the MDMR decided to head to Hattiesburg and have a cookout for relief workers and tornado victims.

"I like to really thank MDMR for coming out and helping us," said Hattiesburg Fire Station #1 Battalion Chief, Brady Ingram. "They give a lot to the community in coming out and doing this, and we really do appreciate it."

First responders along with residents whose homes were affected stopped by Hattiesburg Fire Station #1, and grabbed a plate full of fried fish, oysters, chicken and shrimp.

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