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Camp Shelby Youth Challenge to deliver supplies to LA flood victims

Camp Shelby's Youth Challenge program will deliver supplies to flood victims in Louisiana Wednesday. Source: WDAM. Camp Shelby's Youth Challenge program will deliver supplies to flood victims in Louisiana Wednesday. Source: WDAM.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

Cadets from the Mississippi National Guard's Youth Challenge Program at Camp Shelby will leave Wednesday morning to deliver relief supplies to flood victims in Louisiana.

About a half dozen cadets and military staff will drive to Carville, LA, to drop off supplies to a Louisiana Youth Challenge detachment, which will distribute them to flood victims.

The supplies were collected by cadets and their families over the Labor Day weekend.

"We've got a lot of canned food, we've got some cleaning supplies that range from dish soap to hand soap, to bleach, everything," said Riley Hill, a cadet from Ripley, Miss.

"Even though it's just a small bit, it's going to make a big difference in their lives, and just to help them have another start in life," said Jade Bryant, another cadet from George County, Miss.          

Youth Challenge is a 22-week, military style academy that gives former high school drop-outs a second chance at getting an education.

The current class of Youth Challenge has more than 220 cadets from across Mississippi.

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