Musicians inspire dozens to give back to tornado victims - - Jackson, MS

Musicians inspire dozens to give back to tornado victims

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

As residents in seven Mississippi counties start the rebuilding process after last week's deadly tornadoes, a group of musicians is doing its part to make a difference in one of the hardest hit areas.

"We brought some couch cushions and some clothes, shoes and books, and a fan," said Katie Christy, a junior from Madison.

May not sound like much, but Christy said she hopes it'll help someone in Holly Springs after Wednesday's devastating tornado left many homeless.

Through social media, these area musicians and friends spread the word and watched as two trailers left Jackson nearly filled with supplies.

Charlie Grantham and his wife came up with the idea while watching the storms strike Wednesday night.

"It kind of brought tears to our eyes and she said, 'You know what, baby? I wish that there was some way that we could take half of what's under our tree and donate to those people in Holly Springs,'" Grantham said.

Much more than that is already on its way to those most affected.

In the parking lot of Capitol Grill on Canton Mart Road Saturday, people kept stopping and giving.

One little girl even donated a Christmas gift to the cause.

"To know that these kids are not going to wake up to Santa Claus, and, now to watch the rest of the community come through and be Santa for them, it's funny. People outside this state don't understand us, but people in this state -- when something happens --  it doesn't matter," said volunteer Bo Trebotich. "We may have our differences day to day, but when things like this happen, we don't see a difference anymore."

The staff at Capitol Grill will be accepting donations -- non-perishable food items, items for babies, toys -- and cash contributions all next week for those in Holly Springs that were hardest hit.

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