Michigan church group helps rebuild tornado-ravaged Jones County homes

Michigan church group helps rebuild tornado-ravaged Jones County homes

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A group of about 20 people from a Michigan church are in Jones County this week, helping to rebuild homes damaged in last December's deadly tornado.

The volunteers include more than one dozen high school students and they are from Peace Reform Church in Middleville.

Wednesday, they were doing some plumbing and exterior work at the home of Mary Jenkins on Tim Holifield Road.

The group will finish its work on Thursday and head back home on Friday.

"I think helping other people besides myself is a really good feeling," said Nick Wandrie, one of the student volunteers.

"I love it, getting to know the people and just getting to do work for other people, it's just a lot of fun," said Grace Shoobridge, another student volunteer.

The project is being funded by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation and coordinated through the Hattiesburg-based disaster relief organization R3SM.