Ongoing Funds in Memory of Hattiesburg Policemen Killed on May 9th
Following the recent deaths of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, the City of Hattiesburg announces a benefit fund has been created at The First: A National Banking Association. For more details on this fund, call 601-268-8998.
Also, The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation has set up a scholarship fund and hardship memorial fund in the officers' memory.
The scholarship fund was set up by an anonymous donor for police officers or their children in the Pine Beltto go to any community college, university or police academy.
The hardship memorial fund was set up for law enforcement officers in the Pine Belt area who have been slain or injured in the line of duty creating a hardship to relatives.
To donate to either or both funds, please write a check to The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation, 1507 Hardy Street, Suite 208, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401. On the memo line of your check, put "Deen/Tate Scholarship" or "Dean/Tate Hardship".
Ongoing Help Columbia Days before Christmas Day of 2014, parts of Marion County and the city of Columbia were damaged or destroyed by a tornado. Visit the website or Facebook page below to find out how you can help.
Ongoing Marion County Humane Society Following the tornado that ravaged Columbia and Marion County, the organization needs chicken feed, cat and dog food, hay, and blankets. For more information, call 601-606-0232.
Ongoing UBS Blood Drive in Laurel Takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel (711 North 10th Avenue). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Every Thursday Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market Takes place at Town Square Park on the corner of Main Street and Buschman Street in downtown Hattiesburg from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The event features locally grown food plus live entertainment. For more details, call 601-319-7706.
Every Thurs. until July 30th Laurel Farmers’ Market Takes place near 550 Central Avenue in downtown Laurel. The market brings together a mix of shoppers from across Jones County with a great selection of produce, fresh baked goods, honey, jams, ice cream, kettle corn, handmade crafts and more. For more details, call 601-433-3255.
Every Thurs. until July 30th Downtown Movie Night in Laurel Your favorite summer’s night family event begins on the downtown screen in Pinehurst Park parking lot at 8:00pm.
July 30: The Penguins of Madagascar
Now until July 31st Southern Miss: Signups for Seymour’s Sidekicks Sign your child up for the 2015-2016 year and receive great benefits such as a Sidekicks t-shirt, special membership card, free admission to select Southern Miss games, opportunity to walk in Eagle Walk for a select game and much more. Membership is just $25 per child. For more details, call 601-266-4744.
Now until July 31st West Jones High School: Football Season Tickets Will be on sale from 8:00am-3:00pm. All previous ticket holders can renew at this time, after July 31st, tickets will be available for public sale. Call the school for more details.
Now until July 31st International Student Exchange This non-profit and Department of State approved program is seeking caring families in the Pine Belt to host high school (ages 15–18) international exchange students for five to ten months beginning in August. Host families provide meals, a bed and a loving home. Students have their own spending money and medical insurance. For more details, call 1-844-556-6688.
Now until July 31st PACK: Planned Acts of Christian Kindness PACK is all about showing God's love in a practical way. Visit http://acts18.org/pack-outreach-program and follow the links to download your free information. For more details, call 920.494.2289.
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