Hands on Mississippi Awards Gala

So far, nearly 600,000 volunteers have been part of the rebuilding process in South Mississippi since Katrina roared ashore ten years ago.
Tonight, in an inaugural event, Hands on Mississippi recognized some of these volunteers in an award ceremony.
The gala was a celebration of the many volunteers who have given their time and talents to helping the Gulf Coast recover from the hurricane and help the Coast grow into one that is better than ever.
Director of Hands on Mississippi Holly Gibbs said, “We have some local disaster groups, Mississippi Power, Vincent Creel with the city of Biloxi. We have some local youth groups, Coalville United Methodist Church and several others that are going to receive awards, so they’re not just Hands On volunteers. They’re just volunteers in general that we wanted to support and let them know how much we thank them.”
Holly Gibbs says even ten years after Hands on Mississippi was created, there are still Coast homes struggling to put food on the table.

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