Bucks Mont Katrina Relief Project:
Child Development Center
The new Hancock County (Mississippi) Child Development Center is now open for business. More than 200 individuals from Hancock County and Bucks and Montgoemry counties in Pennsylvania, gathered on March 13 to celebrate with a ribbon joining ceremony, officially opening the new center - a significant milestone after 18 months of Hurricane Katrina relief work. The center is the first public building to be constructed in Hancock County following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The dedication was the first event in a daylong celebration of rebuilding efforts sponsored by The Salvation Army's Bucks-Mont Katrina Relief Project. Later in the day, the group broke ground for a 5,266-square-foot animal rescue facility to serve an estimated 60 cats and 20 dogs, who like their human counterparts, were also made homeless by Katrina.
"This was a great day, not only for the gracious people of Hancock County, but for the dedicated volunteers in Pennsylvania who have grown to love those people and a recovering Southern Mississippi," said Grover Friend, executive director of The Salvation Army Bucks-Mont Katrina Relief Project. "But let me make this clear, the events of the day are not a culmination but an interlude in the rebuilding of the communities of Hancock County." » more