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CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A Houlka student is driven by the holiday spirit.

And she’s looking for help from the community to spread that spirit to those in need.

Hannah Warren says a class project at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo made her realize how fortunate she is. It also made the 19-year-old better see those in need in the community.

So she started a coat drive to help provide warm clothes for others in Chickasaw County. She’s also hosting a community meal of soups, sandwiches and desserts for the needy Dec. 14 at the Houlka Community Center.

“During my philosophy class, we watched a video on homeless people and it really just opened my eyes to people who don’t have things that we have and there are

To help with her effort, contact her at the State Farm Insurance office in Houston or drop coats off at that office or at city hall in Houlka or Houston.

The meal is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14 for all those in need in Chickasaw County. Coats should be dropped off by Dec. 13.

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