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Voices of Homelessness seminar held in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree presented a proclamation to the group recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Source: WDAM Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree presented a proclamation to the group recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This week is recognized nationally as Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. 

USM's Institute for Disability Studies held a "Voices of Homelessness" seminar to promote awareness among several groups that deal with the issue regularly.

The group has been taking donations of household cleaning supplies and canned goods items that they are calling a "basket full of love."

"You just don't understand how just a simple bottle of bleach or cleaning supplies just household donation for families that are transitioning from shelters, how that's one like thing that off their load or off their list that they don't have to worry about," said DeMetra Bates, Case Manager with the USM Institute for Disability Studies. "Everybody has a different story, what may have lead someone else to being homeless may be a different thing for another person."

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree presented a proclamation to the group recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

For more information about the seminar, click here. 

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