Moss Point school bus drivers serve up southern cuisine to help fire victim

By Patrice Clark - bio | email

Moss Point, MS (WLOX) - Pounds of golden catfish are frying, while sweet baked beans and potato salad are being prepared and sold to help Ima McCorvey and her family rebuild after a destructive fire.

"She lost everything," fundraiser volunteer Shirley Thompson said.

Thompson is part of the bus driver team cooking the southern cuisine.

"Whatever you need and whatever comes up she is always there for you, and now it is time we be there for her," Thompson said.

Fire Victim Ima McCorvey says the extra love and support are really needed now because the fire was a big financial setback.

"When you work hard to get things that you want and to just see them disintegrate over night, is hard," McCorvey said. "Nothing can replace the things that you had, but any contributions will help."

"I am hoping we raise enough money, so she can do whatever she needs to do," organizer Desiree King said.

Benefit organizer Desiree King says it's only right that everyone comes together when a fellow co-worker experiences a tragedy because you never know when you might need a helping hand.

"My mother's house burned down two years in a row, back to back, and I know what it is like not to have anything."

The group is optimistic all this hard work will pay off for the McCovery family.

"I just truly feel blessed to have friends and co-workers to do this for me," McCorvey said.

The Moss Point School District Transportation group will be selling fish dinners Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The church is located on Davis Avenue, and the sale begins at 11 a.m.