HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of members of a state Baptist association came to tornado-ravaged parts of Hattiesburg Saturday to hand out relief supplies to victims of the Feb. 10 storm. About 50 folks with the Mississippi National Baptist State Convention gathered at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to giveaway clothes, blankets and cleaning supplies to anyone who needed them...free of charge.
Organization members from Jackson to the Gulf Coast helped with the giveaway.
"We've already been up one time before in another community, so this is actually our second effort here in the Hattiesburg area," said Rev. Kenneth Davis, president of the Mississippi National Baptist State Convention. "We hope we'll be able to come again soon," he said.
"We lost some stuff...it's a blessing, it's a blessing," said Jeffrey Johnson, a tornado victim from Oak Grove who picked up clothes and other items.
About 300 churches are in the Mississippi National Baptist State Convention.