Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:02:30 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As the clean up efforts continue in Oklahoma, many of you are looking for ways to help the victims. With their hands full, people from all over Mississippi showed up at the Landers Center inMore >>
As the clean up efforts continue in Oklahoma, many of you are looking for ways to help the victims.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South florist who volunteered in Moore helped tornado victims, and prepared floral arrangements for the memorial service last week.
The florist along with a group volunteers are back from Moore, Oklahoma, but they already are planning for their second trip.
"It was sorted individually on long tables with signs so when people came in they got boxes or bags and just went shopping," said volunteer Carole Hedrick describing her work in Oklahoma.
North Mississippians poured their hearts out.
"It's just kind of overwhelming that within like two or three days how many donations were made and how much stuff we were able to take," said volunteer Brooke Pollard.
A big truck was donated, too, but people may not realize just how big of a help it was.
Hedrick, who is also a florist, was on the trip and asked to help make floral arrangements for the Memorial Service where President Obama would be in attendance.
All of the flowers needed a way to get to the ceremony.
"They were scrambling around trying to figure out how we were going to get all the flowers there, and we had that 26 foot Penske truck," said Hendrick.
After cooking meals and passing out donations, the group ministered to victims picking through the pieces.
"We got around and started praying for him, and next thing you know, he starts praying for us," said Hendrick.
Some groups may pull out in the coming weeks, but Hedrick, Brooke Pollard and others are planning another trip to hand out school supplies as the town tries to rebuild.
"After a couple of weeks I feel like that's going to fade off, and they're still going to have messed up homes and destruction, so they still need help," said Pollard.
Monday, September 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:39:25 GMT
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.More >>
Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death. More >>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mobile user? Click here to watch: Girl doesn't recognize clean-shaven father A father shaving his beard brings hisMore >>
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:02 GMT
The Madison County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest of a drug dealer who has allegedly been distributing 25i, the synthetic LSD. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says that Kaleb K. ChhabraMore >>
Drug agents say synthetic drugs are becoming more popular in Mississippi, including one called 25i, also known as a synthesized form of LSD.More >>
Thursday, September 11 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:31:36 GMT
Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray competed in swimsuit and evening wear preliminaries Tuesday night. The winners in the first night of preliminary competition were, Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart in Talent,More >>
Wednesday night it was Talent night where Miss Mississippi sang, Something's Gotta Hold On Me, which she also sang at the Miss Mississippi Pageant in July.More >>