Clean out your
closets and support those in need if you can.
Preparations underway for 2nd annual Camping for Hope
James Bates finds
ways to help the homeless throughout the year. He does this by providing
supplies, food and transportation to those who need it.
Now, Bates is getting ready for an
event that he hopes will get more of the community involved.
It's the second annual Camping for Hope. It involves a night
of camping and distributing donated camping supplies to the
"Spend one night in the shoes of a
homeless person. You know, if you think about people who
don't have a meal, who don't have a place to stay,” said
Bates. “They're doing what they can to survive. The winter
months are coming, and I'm asking people to help us provide
the means, the supplies that they need for the winter."
The camp out is next Friday night,
and supplies can be donated throughout this week. There are
several donation centers including The Shed in Gulfport,
Scuba Steve's and First Baptist Gulfport. To find out more
about this event, please visit the link below for more