Alabama volunteers to help rebuild storm-damaged Hattiesburg home

Dozens of Alabama volunteers to help rebuild home in Hattiesburg
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 1:26 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Hattiesburg’s Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi (R3SM) will welcome dozens of volunteers from Alabama Sunday.

They will help rebuild a home destroyed in the January 2017 tornado.

The volunteers are members of New Oregon United Methodist Church.

They’ll work for several days to build a frame for a home on Wisteria Drive.

Volunteers from this same church first came to the Pine Belt five years ago and helped rebuild a home in Petal that also was damaged heavily in the 2017 tornado.

The group from Alabama is the first of its kind from out-of-state to work on a project with R3SM since the beginning of the pandemic.

The home on Wisteria Drive will be R3SM’s 29th and final home to be rebuilt from the 2017 tornado.

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