Hey All,
As many of you may already know, I volunteer for an organization called Hancock Hope which supports Fire Departments both Paid and Volunteer, as well as communities that are hit hard by natural disasters and where FEMA and the government fall short with funding and clean up.

Anyways, I got the call about 9am this morning (Saturday 8/30) from Dan Macakanja the president for Hancock Hope. He told me that they are assembling a team to leave next Saturday/Sunday and going to Pearlington, Mississippi to help with Hurricane relief from Gustav and possibly Hanna. We will be down there for 5-10 days assisting the West Hancock Fire Department. WHFD is an amazing department and it is such a story of a FD trying to survive after being through hell. Maybe I'll tell you about it some other time. But I just wanted to let you guys know that there are people going down and we'd love for your prayers and support. If anyone is interested in learning more about Hancock Hope just search for Dan Macakanja on FF Nation. On his site you can view his blog about the organization as well as contact information in which he can answer any of your questions.

Thanks Guys and stay safe,
-Runx

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Comment by Bob on August 31, 2008 at 1:38pm
Stay low and let 'er blow!

Bob, Chief engineer
Bayside Fire Dept.
Hancock County MS
Comment by Kimberly A Bownas on August 31, 2008 at 8:58am
Good Luck Scott and be safe... It is a great thing that ya'll are doing and I will keep you in my prayers...
Comment by alicia on August 31, 2008 at 4:21am
Hello we are sending a team as well. Not sure where yet...
Comment by Allen Wahlstrom on August 31, 2008 at 1:16am
Stay Safe...we are sending a team as well. Not sure where yet...
Comment by Tiger Schmittendorf on August 30, 2008 at 10:43pm
Nice job Scott -

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