NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- The United Way of Lowndes County expanded into Noxubee County.
This was the first time Noxubee County will be included under the umbrella for emergency help.
There have been times residents probably needed some help, but had nowhere to go.
Now, families in the community can depend on those extra hands thanks to the expansion of the United Way.
Executive Director Renee Sanders said this was something the organization planned for a while.
“There are some great things going on in Noxubee County, but they’re over there, and over here. Now, what we’re going to do as United Way is bring those resources together so we can be stronger together. So what we’re going to do is connect what’s already going and build it,” said Sanders.
Sanders said her committee will work to assist families who have unmet needs in that county.
“We have three focus areas: education, health, and financial stability, but also disasters. So, we are already working in Noxubee County to prepare for the next disaster because it will happen right. Instead of them running around figuring out where to get those resources we’re making them available right here, right now, preparing now for the residents of Noxubee County,” said Sanders.
District 2 Supervisor Landis Mickens hoped it’ll provide a safety net for those who live with limited resources.
He also said it gives people more help in the wake of a natural disaster.
“During the floods and catastrophic storms that come in, like tornadoes, or hurricanes, or whatever, the United Way will be a plus for our citizens to getting their homes back up, health services that’s out there United Way will be a plus for us,” said Mickens.
“It’s great to be a part of this organization and knowing that our people will get the benefits. There are some services that were already provided and beneficial to the citizens of Noxubee County and we anticipate that to be improved upon,” said attendee Bill Brown.
Overall, the goal was to connect people through charities, organizations, and community agencies.
“If they don’t have the knowledge of where to get resources they can contact us and we can put them in contact with other agencies that does that,” said Sanders.
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