Howard Industries adopts Christmas Angels - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Howard Industries adopts Christmas Angels

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

For over 25 years, Howard Industries of Laurel has been helping make Christmas a little brighter for some Jones County children who otherwise might not have one.

Howard industries and its employees donated hundreds of bags filled with toys and items destined to a particular boy or girl, picked out by the Salvation Army of Laurel, making sure the gifts go to where they are needed the most and are age and gender appropriate.

The Salvation Army puts together meal boxes each year for families in the area that are in need. The goal is to ensure that all these families will have a Christmas dinner box provided for them.

A generous donation from grocery depot of Laurel helped Howard Industries provide 300 bags of corn meal and 600 boxes of macaroni and cheese to be put in these boxes.

Thanks to the grocery depot's donation, money raised by Howard Industries employees for the food was instead donated directly to the Salvation Army to further help provide for those in need during this holiday season.

Michael Howard, president of Howard Industries Transformer Division, said this was a great way of helping those kids in need.

"In these tough economic times, it's uplifting to know that there's been no shortage of generosity for this year's Angel Tree and canned food drive," Howard said. "There could not be a better way to celebrate the holidays and to help ensure that children and your family have a Merry Christmas."

The Christmas gifts will be handed out Dec. 18 in Laurel.

Copyright WDAM 2015. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

  • USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:46:50 GMT
    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:54:05 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly