Relief Caravans Travel to Holmes County

By: Ashley Conroy Email
By: Ashley Conroy Email

The Hinds County Sheriff's Department initially set up a post with a large 18-wheeler truck Tuesday for people to drop off donations.

Since then, Deputy Chief Steve Pickett says they have sent about four smaller caravans of trucks up to Yazoo and Holmes counties.

Other Hinds County officials decided to get involved. Their focus was to bring disaster relief items to Holmes County.

"Naturally my colleagues and I, we didn't hesitate. We decided we would join in with the sheriff's department, and assist them with whatever they needed," said Robert Graham, Hinds County supervisor.

Holmes County Board of Directors president, Norman Cobbins says they are very appreciative of any goods they receive.

"They've been doing and bringing us [goods], and assisting us through our crisis," said Cobbins.

The truck was initially set to arrive at the Ebenezer Fire Department, but Cobbins says they've received so many donated items already, there was no more additional room.

However, he says disaster victims are welcome to stop by the county distribution center in Lexington to request items as needed.

In addition, they are sending these goods to Ebenezer as soon as space is available.

Cobbins says those wanting more information may call the fire coordinator in Ebenezer at 601-201-3805.

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