Missouri students give back to the Coast

The Seashore Mission in Biloxi always needs help and today nine high school girls from Missouri did just that.

They have traveled 650 miles on their summer break to help total strangers. These high school students from St. Louis, Missouri have come to the Gulf Coast to make a difference. The students spent some time at the Seashore Mission feeding the homeless.

Abby Threllkeld is an incoming senior at Cor-Jesu Academy in Missouri. She came down to the Coast to help those who are less fortunate. “I am really grateful for what I have and to be able to help other people to feel that same way is really important.”

After Hurricane Katrina, Share Kindness St. Louis started coming down to the Gulf Coast to help. Volunteer Frank Hellwig said, “When we started coming down here we realized that there is more to do here than just repair from the hurricane. There is a lot of work that needs to be done.”

The students brought a bit of St. Louis to the Gulf Coast as they served nearly 100 meals to those in need. “It is things we eat all of the time. It is bratwurst, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, beans, and some soda.”

The people over at Seashore Mission were happy to have this meal from Missouri. Seashore Mission Executive Director Reverend Elijah Mitchell said, “People love to give back. Sometimes they don’t know where to give or how to give, but when they see there is a special need somewhere they are anxious to give.”

The group plans to continue their work on the Coast through the rest of the week.

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