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Volunteers team up in East Moss Point to clean-up

Volunteers and residents say they hope the clean-up will bring the area back to life. (Photo source: WLOX News) Volunteers and residents say they hope the clean-up will bring the area back to life. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The clean-up was funded by a new initiative. (Photo source: WLOX News) The clean-up was funded by a new initiative. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Residents say the idea of the city's year-long clean-up project will make the area more attractive for future businesses. (Photo source: WLOX News) Residents say the idea of the city's year-long clean-up project will make the area more attractive for future businesses. (Photo source: WLOX News)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

People in East Moss Point say though the streets have become lifeless over the years, but that wasn't always the case. 

But, thanks to the funding of a new initiative, residents, volunteers and city leaders are looking forward to getting the city back to how it use to be.

"A lot of people are looking at Moss Point as a bad city but really it's not, so I think cleaning it up will speak a lot," said Evon Easterling. "For everyone to know that Moss Point is in the process of building back up," Evon Easterling said.

Residents say the idea of the city's year-long clean-up project will make the area more attractive for future businesses, housing and industrial investors.    

"East Moss Point is a jewel, it just needs some buffing. They're going to help us put some finishing touches on it so that we can do more when it comes to advertising and promoting East Moss Point as a place for economic development," Director of Community Development Cathy Keeton said.

Easterling says that idea sounds promising, and she hopes even more community members and volunteers will get on board to build the name of her city back up.

"I'm actually hoping that everyone will receive that it's time to pay it forward, back to our community," Easterling said. "That we build our city back up. You know it's just a name but we need to build our city back up and make it so people are proud to come to Moss Point, visit Moss Point and even live in Moss Point."

The start of the East Moss Point Clean-up Project is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement program.

For a way you can help with additional funding or become a volunteer, contact the community of development office at (228) 474-2345.

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