HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Volunteers with a Hattiesburg organization which provides after school and summer programs for low-income children are asking for your help in repairing a part of their building heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Volunteers with the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center have launched a campaign to raise $160,000 to repair the mid-section of their building, which sustained roof damage during that storm nine years ago.
The McCarty Center on McSwain Street opened in 2007. It had been the old Grace Love School and was donated to the Center by the Hattiesburg School District.
Volunteers are currently using some undamaged classrooms on the south end of the building for their after school programs and are also making good use of an undamaged kitchen and auditorium on the north end of the property.
They want to use the damaged mid-section for a daycare center and more classrooms.
If you'd like to learn more about the campaign, you can go to their website at www.oseolamccartyydc.org.