Saturday the Moss Point Jackson County NAACP lent a helping hand in better equipping its community in slowing the spread of coronavirus.
By 10 a.m. in Moss Point, there were already cars full of people lined up ready to receive their free masks from the NAACP.
The organization had 1,000 masks to distribute to community members along with flyers with tips on safety precautions to stay healthy.
Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, Jackson County topped the charts of the Coast counties in virus related deaths.
Now due to concerted efforts made by local groups like the NAACP, Jackson County no longer has the most deaths in the coastal region. Moss Point-Jackson County NAACP President Curley Clark said, “Although the economy is being opened back up, well, we don’t want to let our guard down. We want to be vigilant and to make sure everyone understands that the virus hasn’t gone away and we want to do our part to contain it. And one of the measures we feel like needs to be taken into consideration is the use of masks. Whenever you’re out away from home, use a mask. We wanted to try to establish that type of environment and that type of culture, especially in the black community because we are disproportionately affected by this virus and our members especially need to be very, very vigilant, take all the safety precautions. And the NAACP would like to help in that endeavor.”