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Volunteers needed for East Moss Point clean-up program

East Moss Point is just days away from the start of a much needed make-over. (Photo source: WLOX News) East Moss Point is just days away from the start of a much needed make-over. (Photo source: WLOX News)
City leaders say the project is expected to take a year to complete. (Photo source: WLOX News) City leaders say the project is expected to take a year to complete. (Photo source: WLOX News)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

East Moss Point is just days away from the start of a much needed make-over. The project is called the East Moss Point Clean-up Project, and thanks to funding for the new initiative, East Moss Point residents say they're looking forward to getting their city back how it use to be — full of life.

Before the project begins, the city is looking for volunteers to team up and clean up. City leaders say the goal of the project is to make the area more attractive to future businesses, housing and industrial investors, and residents in the area say the clean up is needed to make that happen.

"Moss Point and other areas are fixed up and we don't really have anything here," East Moss Point resident Regina Triplett said.

Triplett says she's lived in Moss Point her whole life, and that her city hasn't always been lifeless. 

"It's just empty," Triplett said. "We use to have banks, a post office and now I have to go across town to check the post office when I was right here in the area and everything was convenient."

City leaders say the project is expected to take a year to complete and is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement program. 

Triplett says she's looking forward to her community members and leaders taking advantage of the clean-up project, to get her city back to the way it use to be.

"Pick it up, liven it up and just bring back businesses, places to go, places to eat. We don't have anything in Moss Point so it's very important to get this place fixed up," Triplett added.

The Community Development Advisory Committee will host a meeting at city hall Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. The clean-up campaign starts Saturday, November 14th and end on or before September 30, 2016.

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