New fund raising campaign underway to rebuild Hub museum

The African-American Military History Museum is boarded up, awaiting repairs after the Feb. 10 tornado.
The African-American Military History Museum is boarded up, awaiting repairs after the Feb. 10 tornado.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - There's a new way you can help rebuild a Hattiesburg museum which was heavily damaged during the Feb. 10 tornado.

A campaign has been launched to raise money for the historic E. 6th St. USO building, which housed the African-American Military History Museum.

It's called Rise Up and Rebuild.

You can contribute by texting RebuildUSO to 72727 or by going online to www.HattiesburgUSO.com/Rebuild.

"We're going to need eventually, overall, hundreds of thousands of dollars to (rebuild)," said Sheila Varnado, president of the African-American Military History Museum Committee. "So, anything that we could get will certainly help towards that goal," she said.

Varnado also said it could take at least a year to rebuild the facility.

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