Hattiesburg prepares for a national day of service

Hattiesburg prepares for a national day of service

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation

A collaboration between the City of Hattiesburg, the

Center for Community and Civic Engagement at the University of Southern Mississippi,

Volunteer Hattiesburg, and The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.

September 11, 2015, as part of the National Day of Service, the city of Hattiesburg, non-profits,

schools, organizations, and churches, will participate in #WeAreHattie, a city-wide day of

community service and outreach. Hattiesburg residents, schools, churches, and community

groups are encouraged to 1) sign up to create a volunteer opportunity, or 2) sign up to

volunteer for numerous opportunities. #WeAreHattie will take place on the National Day of

Service, Sept. 11. To create a volunteer opportunity or to sign up to volunteer please visit:


Hattiesburg is a community that comes together. Whether united against the forces of nature

or showing solidarity in the face of great loss, we have shown time and again that we can put

aside our differences to work towards the same goal. #WeAreHattie is a day for everyone to

come together and volunteer to help enhance the quality of life in Hattiesburg.

When: August 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Mayor DuPree's Office, 200 Forrest Street

Speakers: Mayor Johnny DuPree, Christy Arrazattee, Director for the Center for Community and Civic

Engagement at USM, Elizabeth Winton, Director of Volunteer Hattiesburg, Theresa Erickson, Executive

Director of The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.

Invited Representatives: Percy Watson, State Representative; Toby Barker, State Representative;

Anthony Parker, Hattiesburg Chief of Police; James Bacchus, Superintentent of Education - Hattiesburg

Public Schools; Rod Woullard, Forrest County Board of Supervisors; Father Tommy Conway – St. Fabian

Catholic Church; Larry Barnes, Director of Public Works; Dr. Scott Hummel, Executive Vice President

and Provost of William Carey University; Van Jones, Executive Director - PineBelt 360; Dick Conville,

Board Member of Volunteer MS; Tracie Fowler, President – United Way of Southeast MS

For more information, contact: Volunteer Hattiesburg at 601.545.7141 or go to

http://gvgb.co/wearehattie. To purchase a #WeAreHattie T-shirt go to: