Hattiesburg officials donate garbage truck to needy city

Hattiesburg officials donate garbage truck to needy city

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg officials donated a garbage truck to the city of Moorhead, located in the Delta between Indianola and Itta Bena.

Moorhead Mayor George Holland drove to Hattiesburg to thank Mayor Johnny DuPree, the city council and pick up the truck.

“This is the first time that we've been blessed with a donation of this sort, and it touched my heart to see,” Holland said. “Sometimes when you ask people something, and  they throw their junk at you. I saw the picture of it, I just had to, I took pictures and started going around town and showing people the blessing that Hattiesburg has for us.”

The truck was no longer being used by the city, and the city council voted unanimously on Feb. 2 to make the donation.

“Most city of Hattiesburg residents realized that we just received 12 new trucks,” DuPree said. “We had one that we kept that we weren't able to send to auction. We made sure it was in running condition, it was operating well, and thought it was another way to bless another city.”

The truck is the  only one that Moorhead has. The city previously used a dump truck to collect garbage for its nearly 2,400 residents.