Leadership Gulf Coast Lends Hands And Hangers To Help A Biloxi Soup Kitchen - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Leadership Gulf Coast Lends Hands And Hangers To Help A Biloxi Soup Kitchen

With a few hands and a lot of hangers, the Leadership Gulf Coast became a big help in Biloxi Saturday morning.  

"This is a little project but the little projects all add up, and they're going to contribute to making this one great coast," says Lori Beth Susman, Leadership Gulf Coast.

It's was a project born out of a problem the group saw at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. A problem, 37 people taking part in the newest Leadership Gulf Coast class, put their heads together to solve.

"We realized one of the problem's they had was with the clothing in their storage room.  The clothing was kept in bags and it was hard for people to sort through them," says Susman.

So this group of leaders got to work.

"We decided we'd all donate money to purchase clothing racks and collect hangers. Everybody's doing what they can, and we're going to try to get this room in shape," says Susman.  

The group also got a little help from private donors and business like Edgewater cleaners, who donated hangers.  To get the room in better shape, they also fixed the bottom of the doors to keep rain water from coming into the storage room.

"This project is a perfect example of how Leadership Gulf Coast not only brings out emerging leaders in business but also in the community," says Jerry Taranto, Leadership Gulf Coast Board.

"If we do a little something and we can encourage people to do a little something, then the whole will move forward with trying to do a little good, that's the message we're trying to bring," says Pat Wylie, Leadership Gulf Coast.

But, the class isn't finished just yet, it says it also plans to make a monetary donation to Loaves and Fishes.

By Krystal Allan

  • NEWSMore>>

  • CSX employee files suit over crash with Pepsi truck

    CSX employee files suit over crash with Pepsi truck

    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:05:52 GMT
    The driver was able to get out of the truck and no injuries were reported. (Photo source: WLOX)The driver was able to get out of the truck and no injuries were reported. (Photo source: WLOX)

    CSX is facing another million dollar lawsuit, but it's not connected to the recent deadly crash at the Main Street crossing in Biloxi. It's actually from the accident a month prior involving a Pepsi truck that was stuck on the tracks and hit by a CSX train.

    More >>

    CSX is facing another million dollar lawsuit, but it's not connected to the recent deadly crash at the Main Street crossing in Biloxi. It's actually from the accident a month prior involving a Pepsi truck that was stuck on the tracks and hit by a CSX train.

    More >>
  • Update: Missing 34-year-old man located

    Update: Missing 34-year-old man located

    Thursday, March 23 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-03-23 18:25:35 GMT
    MPD needs the public's help in locating 34-year-old Trung Vo.  Photo: MPDMPD needs the public's help in locating 34-year-old Trung Vo.  Photo: MPD

    MPD needs the public's help in locating 34-year-old Trung Vo. 

    More >>

    MPD needs the public's help in locating 34-year-old Trung Vo. 

    More >>
  • Sheriff claims mix-up landed Harrison Co. jail on federal watch list

    Sheriff claims mix-up landed Harrison Co. jail on federal watch list

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-03-23 17:53:36 GMT
    A mistake somewhere along the line led to the Harrison County jail being included on a federal list of facilities that have released illegal immigrants. (Photo source: WLOX)A mistake somewhere along the line led to the Harrison County jail being included on a federal list of facilities that have released illegal immigrants. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Sheriff Troy Peterson said mistakes happen, but Harrison County did nothing wrong in its handling of an illegal immigrant who was at the jail for 39 days.

    More >>

    Sheriff Troy Peterson said mistakes happen, but Harrison County did nothing wrong in its handling of an illegal immigrant who was at the jail for 39 days.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly