BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Recovery efforts are continuing along the coast. The United Methodist Disaster Recovery group moved another South Mississippian into a brand new home.
Wednesday afternoon, volunteers handed over the certificate of occupancy to Bay St. Louis resident Amy Hille. Since February, volunteers from 10 different states helped build the home and raise money for supplies.
Hille lost her home in Hurricane Katrina. When she couldn't find help to rebuild, the handy-woman built her own temporary home instead.
"When the storm came there were lots of volunteers coming around and they would be building and fixing other people's houses and I would go watch and help out and learn to do a lot things that way," said Hille.
Bishop Morgan Ward said the spirit and faithfulness Hille embodies is now reflected in her new home.
"The resourcefulness is very impressive and it's a testimony to the resilience and faith and the hope of the people," said Bishop Ward."
Hille said she's overwhelmed with all of the space in her new Hancock County home. She also said she is thankful to the Methodist volunteers for their continued service to people throughout South Mississippi.