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Organizations help Salvation Army amidst dire need for food donations

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www.wxxv25.com – Brooke Parker – 2024-06-21 17:50:43

SUMMARY: Food pantries along the Coast urgently need donations, especially during the high-demand summer months. For Juneteenth, local , Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Juneteenth Celebration, collaborated to the Salvation Army's depleted food supplies. Delta Sigma Theta, known for their community service, promptly responded to the call for . Their combined efforts resulted in significant food contributions to the Salvation Army. The initiative reflects Juneteenth's spirit of community service. Moving forward, more community involvement is encouraged to meet ongoing food pantry needs. Food donations can be made at Salvation Army locations or local food pantries.

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Buttigieg tours Mississippi civil rights site and says transportation is key to equity in the US

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-06-21 16:33:29

SUMMARY: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg the home of assassinated leader Medgar Evers in , Mississippi. Highlighting the link between transportation and social equity, Buttigieg promoted federal projects, a $20 million improvement to Medgar Evers Boulevard. Evers' daughter shared memories of their home, where civil rights discussions took place. Buttigieg's visit coincides with the 60th anniversary of the murder of three civil rights workers. He emphasized that equitable transportation is crucial for racial and economic justice. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson noted Jackson's neglect and viewed the investment as a “down payment” for future projects.

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A look at how far Moss Point has come since 2023 tornado

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www.wxxv25.com – Brooke Parker – 2024-06-19 23:03:36

SUMMARY: An EF-2 devastated , drastically altering lives and the cityscape in just six minutes. Billy Knight and Gladys Douglas expressed shock but highlighted the swift community response. Over 1,400 volunteers helped with recovery efforts, groups like the Cajun Navy and Mennonite Disaster Services. Community efforts led to rebuilding eight homes from scratch and renovating 14. Despite significant progress, many still struggle to recover, and there's a call for better future disaster planning. Mayor Knight emphasized the importance of unity in overcoming challenges, and Douglas praised the altruism that spurred the 's .

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