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Lutheran Disaster Relief Site In Ocean Springs

Volunteer Robert Conant has made a pledge to help with the Coasts rebuilding efforts for one year.

"I am a handy man by trade when I came down here and saw the scope of what people would need and all the homes that were damaged I figured I'd best serve the Lord by staying here," says Conant.

Conant has been with the group since the first week of November, this building means a lot to the volunteers that now have an inviting place to live, work, and play.

"We came in here with a mission to be able to create a place where the people could come down to serve the Lord and serve the people of this area. With having somewhere to stay where they could be comfortable, get fed a place to base all of the operations out of," says Conant.

Operations were moved to this building just seven weeks ago. Since that time the Lutheran organization has housed hundreds of volunteers from all across the nation.

Warehouse site director Alex Lundy says they are providing a number of different services to those in need.

"We help them in social service ways, counseling, food supplies, money, gasoline, doctor bills pharmacy bills," says Lundy.

Conant, who has said good bye to his hometown of Michigan for one year, says after realizing how great the need is here in South Mississippi, there is no place he would rather be.

"A lot of the people that are down here don't have any other means of getting the help. And that's why I continue to stay," says Conant.

Camp Victor also has other relief sites here on the Coast, Camp Biloxi, Grace Lutheran Church in Long Beach and Bethel Lutheran Church in Biloxi.

The organization is currently in need of skilled volunteers who can do electrical work and plumbing.

If you would like to help or make a donation contact Amy Bearson at 228-219-1064.

By Keitha Nelson

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