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 d rop 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 d rop-outs a second chance at getting an education.
The current class of Youth Challenge has more than 220 cadets from across Mississippi.