JA of Yazoo City wraps up busy summer
The Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City has been very busy wrapping up its summer season.
May and June have been very busy months for the local chapter as it helped several victims of the deadly April tornado and held an etiquette camp for young ladies.
After seeing the destruction left in the aftermath of the April tornado, the chapter decided to prepare several care baskets for families who were left with little or nothing.
Dana Rivers, chapter member, spearheaded a campaign to help those families and even stocked the storm cottage of one needy family. Along with other members, Rivers spent two separate weekends assisting families and their children.
“Dana worked closely with the Bentonia Gibbs staff to organize a list of families that needed full assistance after the tornado,” said Amy Cox, JA president. “She and other staff members made home visits to these families to make sure of the needs and to see personally where these families were staying so that contact could be made.”
An additional drive was held within the JA chapter to help fill the care baskets with cleaning supplies, toys, food and other much needed goods.
“With the help of Bentonia Gibbs and its staff along with members of JA, Dana was able to get baskets together for 10 families,” Cox said. “Dana then set up the Sunday afternoon drop off of the baskets to each family along with other JA members.”
Last Updated (Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:38)