South Mississippi Women Using Diversity For Common Good - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

03/08/03

South Mississippi Women Using Diversity For Common Good

March is Women's History Month. WLOX News is showcasing some local women who are trying to make a difference in their communities. The Mississippi Federation of Women is made up of women's groups from across the state. On Saturday, members held a district meeting in Long Beach.

The women explained how they are using their differences to come together for a common goal. They are spotlighting issues like world hunger and breast cancer. They are feeding and clothing needy children. In all the ladies from Women's Clubs across South Mississippi have been very busy.

Purvis Women's Club member Missy Simmons said "This is when we get to verbally stand up and say this is what we've done. This is what we're proud of and what we're doing for our community."

Most clubs had more to talk about than they had time for so they brought along scrapbooks that showcased their commitment to a wide range of community service projects. This year's theme is "Unity in Diversity".

"We make comfort pillows for women who've had mastectomies so that's something that a lot of women who like to sew can do where I don't sew very well," Charlena Stephens of Woman's Club of Gulfport. "I can do other things and so that way with the different projects that we do we are able to include different women and their different types of work."

Although they work together, many of the ladies from are different backgrounds including stay at home moms, career women, and retirees.

"We all have different aspects and different views on things and we come together and hopefully do a better job because of that," said Stephens.

The Mississippi Federation of Women will have their state conference next month in Meridian.

by Danielle Thomas

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:53:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:35:34 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Drugs, dogs seized from George Co. fighting ring

    Sheriff: Drugs, dogs seized from George Co. fighting ring

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:24:21 GMT
    An alleged dog fighting ring was discovered in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)An alleged dog fighting ring was discovered in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

    More >>

    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly