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: