Volunteers making a difference in Columbia

As a new day began on the road to recovery in Columbia, volunteers from over began streaming into town to begin picking up the pieces.

Locally two-organizations joined in. About 25-people from the 15th district Drug Court picked up debris and cleaned-up grave sites at Woodlawn Cemetery. Across town student athletes and coaches from the Fellowship for Christian Athletes worked at a property on East Marion School Road clearing debris and and sifting through the rubble for victims belongings.

"A lot of us live in this community and people are hurting and have lost a lot of things that are precious to them," said Crystal Browning, volunteer. We wanted to give back and help them with their recovery."

"We have folks from Stone County, Forrest County, Lamar County, Jones County and Marion County," said Mitch Williams, FCA Area Director. "It's not much what happens on the field as it does off the field."

The coordination of volunteers is being done at the Woodlawn Family Life Center.

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