Coast volunteers return after hurricane relief efforts

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – To serve is an understatement. For Hurricane Ian Coast relief volunteers, it’s a calling.

“When you help that person and they hug you, you know deep down that you’ve had an impact, even if you don’t even realize you’ve done it,” said Jourdan Hartshorn, Founder. of the Mississippi Disaster and Conservation Corps.

Hartshorn returned from Florida after several days of hurricane cleanup efforts. He was joined by several of his colleagues from Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort.

“The short time we spent there had a huge impact,” he said.

The non-profit organization “Just the Crumbs” has also helped to help those in need following the mess left by Mother Nature. They served over 1,200 meals a day.

“When we first get there, we focus on the first responders who have been there for many hours,” said Divine Grace Baptist Church pastor Mike Angus. “We try to refresh them. As soon as we are established, we go out and nurture the community.

Hartshorn did his part to pay it forward. He remembers receiving help after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“Now it’s up to us to repay,” he added. “At the end of the day, when we get hit by a hurricane, guess who comes? Their.”

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