Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bits, Bytes and Pix

There is lots of news to share in the next couple of days.

Buster’s Badge:
Buster has finally earned his "wings." After many months of study and preparation, Buster has finally earned his Hancock County Firefighter’s Badge. We join the Verden family in congratulating Buster for his determination and commitment to the protection of his community.


Gospel Revival for Pearlington Volunteers:
Laurie Spaschak writes: "Jon - I just heard from Joe Keys, the gospel revival for the volunteers is on, with a group of singers that Joe knows and all the local folk. It is specifically to thank the volunteers so I sure hope we have a bunch coming! It is scheduled for Friday night the 25th - the day before the volunteer party. It is at the New Hope Baptist Church in the evening....

I actually think we may have several residents back in their homes in the next month. I talked to some today and asked if we can post pictures of them when they are finished so we can actually see some accomplishments and they are all gladly agreeable.

We have Mississippi Public Broadcasting here with us all week - doing a brief series on "A Week as a Volunteer" and possibly a documentary. They already can see that there is more than enough for a story...." Adam Daniel and photography Randy are from Jackson, MS.

SupPort-a-Pottie:
Through the generosity of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, of Mobile, AL and facilitated by Andrew Harper, there will be two new Porta-Potties in Pearlington soon. Thank you all for your generous support. We need more, so let’s see who can match Spring Hill’s commitment!

Chickering Trip:
John Chickering, who recently worked with his team in Pearlington, sends this accounting given to his local news service.

Please also visit his Photo Album; there are some great pictures. At the risk of my personal safety, I have dubbed them: Chick's Pix:

Free Transport to Pearlington:
Bob Britts sends the following:

"Water Missions International will be sending one truck and a van to Pearlington the last week of August. I have spoken briefly with George Greene IV of WMI and Tim Goodnow of the Dog Soldiers about the possibility of picking up building supplies on the way and bringing them to Pearlington in these pick-up trucks. I have made a few calls here in the Columbia SC area and Charleston SC area. I have started looking at the Adopt-a-Home section on the Pearlingtonahip.blogspot.com blog to see what is needed.

If anyone in the SC area could benefit from this transport, please contact Bob.

More to come....

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