Run raises money for Salvation Army 24 hours after break-in - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Run raises money for Salvation Army 24 hours after break-in

A race to benefit the Hattiesburg Salvation Army begins at the Longleaf Trace Saturday. A race to benefit the Hattiesburg Salvation Army begins at the Longleaf Trace Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Dozens of runners and walkers gathered Saturday morning to raise money for the Hattiesburg Salvation Army, just one day after thousands of dollars in donations and Christmas gifts were stolen from that organization. 

A 5K fundraising event on the Longleaf Trace was hosted by Diva Timing and Soccer Locker.

It was actually planned months before a break-in at the Salvation Army on Thursday that resulted in the theft of several red kettles, backpacks and Angel Tree gifts.   

"We're hoping that we can make enough today to repurchase the kettles and also, help with the community with what they were going to use those funds for," said Audrey Jackson, race organizer.   

"We had several people reach out to us yesterday just wanting to help us recover what was lost," said Lt. Stacey Connelly, corps officer for the Hattiesburg Salvation Army. "We look forward to seeing how (the Hattiesburg community) will pull together and benefit the Army." 

About one hundred people came out Saturday to help replace what was stolen from the Salvation Army. 

Copyright 2015 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:03:47 GMT

    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

    More >>

    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg theater group performs in New York

    Hattiesburg theater group performs in New York

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:10:38 GMT
    The cast of "Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories" performed a song for Mississippi native Robin Roberts on the Good Morning America after show Monday and will appear on a live segment of the show on Thursday. (Photo source: Jana Paige Haynes)The cast of "Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories" performed a song for Mississippi native Robin Roberts on the Good Morning America after show Monday and will appear on a live segment of the show on Thursday. (Photo source: Jana Paige Haynes)

    A Hattiesburg theater group is in New York this week to perform their independent musical at the National Black Theater.  The cast of "Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories" performed a song for Mississippi native Robin Roberts on the Good Morning America after show Monday and will appear on a segment of the show on Thursday.  Robin Roberts Writer, producer and director Jana Paige Haynes said the experience in New York has been amaz...

    More >>

    A Hattiesburg theater group is in New York this week to perform their independent musical at the National Black Theater.  The cast of "Selma The Musical: The Untold Stories" performed a song for Mississippi native Robin Roberts on the Good Morning America after show Monday and will appear on a segment of the show on Thursday.  Robin Roberts Writer, producer and director Jana Paige Haynes said the experience in New York has been amaz...

    More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:24:21 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly