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Hands On USA has made a huge impact on the Biloxi / Gulfport area. Working with Councilman Stallworth and the City of Biloxi, Hands On USA has been requested to assist in the clean-up and rebuilding of two city sections. Since Katrina, we have removed trees from more than 400 sites, gutted over 250 homes, walked hundreds of dogs, delivered countless supplies and fed and housed more than a thousand volunteers.
We have been so effective and organized in providing relief to the area that our work-load is growing day by day.
Volunteers are still desperately needed. Hands On USA is working with the national volunteer organization, Hands On Network, to keep the effort going. The volunteer center at Pass Road will remain open for visiting changemakers for the foreseeable future. Please join us! To schedule a volunteer trip to Biloxi, email takeactio[email protected] or call the Pass Road line at: 228-357-6094
Minors and Young Adults: Young adults ages 15 and up need to be accompanied by their parent or guardians. We recommend volunteers be at least 21 years old.
Hands On USA Volunteer Center 2113 Pass Rd. Biloxi, MS 39531 Phone: 228-257-6094 Fax: 601-427-3417
If you are planning to drive down please visit out bulletin board and share your travel plans: Hands On USA Bulletin Board
If you are interested in volunteering we would love to have you. If you are coming to this area there are a few things to keep in mind for your safety. Bring long pants and boots. Even though it can get hot this is still a disaster area. With that come the many hazards you would expect. We also highly recommend that you be current in the following vaccinations: Tetanus and Hepatitis A & B. There is plenty of bottled drinking water. The food is not gourmet but it’s ample, tasty and will fuel you for the work.
Items to bring: The weather is getting colder down here. Make sure to bring some sweaters and long sleeve t-shirts.
Work Gear: If you work in it, it will most likely get trashed. Keep that in mind. T-shirts (long sleeves are good) Long pants / jeans Work boots (steel toes are great) Hat or cap Work gloves Sunscreen Eye protection Sleeping bag Tent (optional) Air mattress Towel Personal hygiene items Any medications that you take (and have prescription for) Major Newspaper (NY Times, LA Times, Etc.) SENSE OF HUMOR
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