Pine Belt firefighters deliver supplies to Louisiana flood victims

Pine Belt firefighters deliver supplies to Louisiana flood victims

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - South Mississippi residents are continuing to make their way to flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana with much-needed supplies.

Saturday morning, Collins firefighters took three truckloads of donated water, cleaning supplies, diapers and other items to flood victims.

The supplies were collected over the last few days in Covington, Simpson and Forrest counties.

"It's humbling to see the outpouring of generosity from the citizens of the community," said John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department. "We just appreciate everyone's support for the project to help these people out."

Pope said his group will make another trip to help flood victims next week.

And in Jones County, volunteer firefighters there also took relief supplies to flood victims on Saturday.

Firefighers from Calhoun and Powers, along with the Jones County Sheriff's Department, took an 18-wheel truck and other vehicles to flooded areas of Livingston Parish, bringing with them donated water, bleach, clothing and other supplies.

"We've had kids that have come out and dropped off canned food, elderly folks who remembered how Katrina was, churches who banded together to gather supplies, volunteer fire departments, businesses and industry, so it's been just a well-rounded effort on the part of Jones County," said Lance Chancellor, a volunteer with Powers Fire & Rescue.

Chancellor says firefighters will continue to collect supplies for Louisiana victims for awhile.