10/22/2005

Much Needed Help for Pearlington

I wrote about the plight of Pearlington, a very small town in western Hancock County Mississippi. It had been flattened by Hurricane Katrina. This past week some angels arrived and have begun assembly of 20 prefabricated buildings measuring 20x16. It might seem very small, but when you've been living in a tent, it must seem like a mansion.

They are the Building Goodness from Charlottesville Virginia and usually go to Third World countries after a natural disaster hits. They joined up with a group called the Charlottesville-Pearlington Relief. The volunteers in this group have returned with two buses and a truck filled with supplies.

Thank you to the good people of Charlottesville VA!! And thank you to all the bloggers who have helped to spread the word about the forgotten small towns of Mississippi.

You can read the full story at the SunHerald

While I'm not sure if our efforts had anything to do with them coming down this past week, I know it helped!(Updated 10/23/05)

2 Comments:

Blogger patrickafir said...

Wow, that's heartwarming to hear! Every time someone starts a conversation about an issue that needs to be addressed, it's a positive step that can sometimes lead to results like this. That's a large part of why I think blogging is important.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrickafir,

Blogging does help. While I'm not sure if Building Goodness had been coming down anyways, there are other small towns that need adopting. I'm just glad that someone is helping.

2:35 AM  

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