Heartland Volunteers go to Mississippi

By: Narina Crain
By: Narina Crain

"We’re going, watching the storm closely and our bus is staying in case we need to evacuate.” says Jon McNary, organizer of Heartland's Katrina relief effort.

Even with the threat of Hurricane Rita, 35 eager volunteers are on their way down to Mississippi to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Heartland Community Church is sending volunteers to Waveland twice a week. They're bringing down clothing that is donated at colonial village mall. “They need it. Waveland is one of the hardest hit areas," says Jon McNary.

And heartland is well equipped to help out. The church has about 3,000 people in it's congregation. And many of them say they just have to go.

"I want to go again and again and again," says Rhonda Pierce.

This is the second group of volunteers to go to Mississippi. The third leaves Friday and as long as there are donations and volunteers they'll continue to go until the end of the year.

Judging by those we spoke to tonight there won't be a shortage of generosity. Todd Mizner says "I feel for these people... To have everything wiped out has an effect on you."


23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 1733941