HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Members of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources spent Saturday in the Pine Belt on a relief mission.
DMR employees visited the Hub City and hosted a cookout for relief workers, and for tornado victims. The area's first responders stopped by for fried fish, oysters, shrimp and chicken. So did neighbors who are still trying to recover from this month's tornado.
Danny Guice is the DMR's interim director, "As you know, being from the gulf coast we're used to disasters because of hurricanes, and anytime you see a neighbor that's hurting you want to help, and these people that are here, the volunteers and the first responders, they need some attention too, so we wanted to do something for them and for the people of the city of Hattiesburg," Guice said.
One of the people who took advantage of the tasty food was Hattiesburg battalion chief Brady Ingram. "I like to really thank MDMR for coming out and helping us, it's been a great opportunity, great food, they give a lot to the community in coming out and doing this, and we really do appreciate it," said Ingram.
The DMR employees also collected supplies for tornado victims. Those donations were dropped off at Christian Services.