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Video: Volunteers Mobilize For 8 Days Of Hope

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TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Thousands of people from around the state, nation and the world will spend the next week helping Hurricane victims in Louisiana.

It’s part of “Eight Days of Hope” and next week, 2,500 people will be La Place, Louisiana, helping rebuild homes destroyed during Hurricane Isaac.

The ministry began in 200 when Tupelo businessman Steve Tybor wanted to do something to help those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Eight Days of Hope was formed and organized and mobilized volunteers who helped rebuild homes in the storm damaged area.

Volunteers will assist 300 families next week.

“Our goal, our hope is at the end of the week they wake up and their home is finished and during that week while we are preparing that drywall, that roof that blew off , that fence that needs to be fixed, they get to see a glimpse of Jesus. The best sermon I ever heard is the one I saw, people need to see Jesus in action, that ‘s what happens at 8 days of hope.”

This is the 10th Eight Days of Hope project and the largest ever. For more information, go to www.eightdaysofhope.com