Nikki Moon has been in the tourism and hospitality business for over 40 years. Not only is she the owner of the Bay Town Inn, she's also president of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and of the Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners.
The G.I. Museum in Gautier stands out like a beacon of hope and honor. The man behind the museum is Doug Mansfield, the founder, curator and visionary who continues to pay tribute to all things military.
The 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis is best known for the legendary musicians who have graced its stage. Locals have recalled seeing the likes of Etta James, Guitar Slim, James Brown and many more of note.
Harrison County's only emergency youth shelter can house anywhere from 25 to 30 children every month. The shelter staff go out of their way to make the facility feel like a home. Shelter director Dianna Kuns says, that's what the children who end up there, need most.
From despair to serving as an inspiration, personal trainer Sean Fayard has seen both ends of the spectrum. Despite hitting the lowest of lows, he now lives as an example for others making him South Mississippi Strong.
For six years. eighth graders on the coast have been given a hands-on look at what their future could be, all thanks to Pathways2Possibilities. It partners students with pathways, in the hopes that it will help the teens find a niche.
Comeback Cooler is Heather Eason's brainchild and the coolest pay-it-forward campaign around. Not only is it helping victims of devastation around the country, it's also making South Mississippi Strong.
Emma Hartley may have heart disease, but it’s not stopping her dreams. She and her family are lending their talents to support the American Heart Association, and in doing so, she’s not only helping others, but she’s also helping herself.
Inside a modest building in the heart of east Biloxi, you'll find a self-described servant to the community. Judy Cottrell uses her strong faith to pour into the lives of those who come through the doors of Seashore Mission.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars service organization is having to adjust in order to continue its mission of helping this new generation of combat vets. In Biloxi, that means creating new opportunities and amenities to help keep coast veterans South Mississippi Strong.
One of coastal Mississippi's greatest strengths is it's abundance of natural beauty. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain's dedication toward protecting our precious resources is why the group is South Mississippi Strong.