MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Student volunteers from Ohio State University stopped in Moss Point during their community service tour.
The group spent the day plucking weeds, clearing trails and tidying up the greenhouse during their day of service. With 18 student volunteers, they’ll split up and work on different projects throughout the week.
Their visit was sponsored by Buck-I-Serv, Ohio State’s Alternative Break Program.
Team leader Nathan Minns says though this is his first time in Mississippi, he’s learned a lot about the state’s history.
“We’ve been reflecting on every night, coming here and realizing how much work there is to do just from Katrina on the Coast and seeing how we take that and bring it back to our community in Columbus," said Nathan Minns.
Through Buck-I-Serv, Ohio State sends more than 1,000 students around the world to volunteer each year. This is the 8th year that students from the university have come to the Coast to volunteer.