The Hahira TOPS Chapter recently collected donations for Hurricane Katrina victims, using the Community Center as a collection place.

The donations were received, boxed, and labeled for distribution to the areas of Mississippi struck by the hurricane. Monetary donations were used to buy additional supplies. Items collected filled two pick-up trucks. These trucks were taken to Bethany Baptist Church, where a collection drive was also being held for the hurricane victims. The supplies collected by TOPS and Bethany Baptist Church were loaded on a trailer and delivered to Mississippi on Sept. 10.

Shane Perdue, Timmy Browning, his wife Tracy, daughter Lacie, and sons Kyle and Gage drove to Gulfport, Miss., dropping off the needed supplies. They traveled an additional 30 miles west to Waveland, Miss. The pastor of Grace Chapel Baptist Church, where the supplies were unloaded, said that most people had lost everything and were unable to drive the 30 miles into the larger city to get food and water.

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