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Joe's Viewpoint: Homelessness in the Pine Belt

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino

Two Saturdays ago a team from WDAM, along with help from Cotton Blues restaurant in Hattiesburg, fed a group of homeless people. We were overwhelmed by the thankfulness and respect displayed by the group that gathered for the meal. Before we served them I watched many from the group join hands in the parking lot to give thanks. Among them were many young adults and some small children. Our team decorated a Christmas tree and I watched as the small kids delighted in seeing the tree.

The experience got me wondering. I looked for information as to the estimates on homeless in our area. I found an estimate of 200 to 300 homeless people in the Pine Belt.

I would like to hear from you. What do you think about the homeless situation in our area and what are your suggestions to help the problem? I would like to highlight the views from our area in future viewpoints. Email me at We want to hear from you.

This is today's Viewpoint.

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