Christian Services, volunteers hand out coats and blankets to needy

Christian Services, volunteers hand out coats and blankets to needy

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Several dozen homeless people and other needy citizens were given warm blankets and coats Wednesday afternoon by the staff and volunteers at Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc.

About 300 donated blankets and coats of all different sizes were available to be given to those in need.

They were collected over the last several months.

About a half dozen volunteers from the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center were on hand to help with the giveaway.

Organizers said leftover items would be donated to other local charitable organizations.