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Pass Christian is on Mississippi's coast and is one of the communities most devastated by Katrina. The 30-foot storm surge killed 22 people, destroyed nearly all business property, and damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the town's homes. Initially about 25 percent of Pass Christian's 6,500 residents remained.
Like virtually all of its residents, city leaders suffered immense personal loss. City Hall is now in a doublewide trailer. The library is in a small trailer. The storm set back the city 150 years, to its early days as a rustic resort area. But many new houses are springing up and the city is being rebuilt.
MDS purchased property in Pass Christian and set up a long-term project with three mobile homes and a storage shed. Together with the local recovery committee and readily available funds, MDS has completed 24 new builds, 15 major repairs and 42 minor repairs. Over the summer Pass Christian will be visited by youth groups from all over the US and Canada. MDS will continue it's work in Pass Christian this winter.
Crew leader, Elma, with volunteers from Conrad Grebel College at Ms. Mary Joyce's dedication service in Pass Christian.
MDS volunteer, Jill, presents a comforter that was made by her church, to Ms. Loretta at the home dedication service.
A truckload of groceries to unload.
Volunteers watch the POD driver load up the storage container after a house dedication.
Don Mintmier presents the Bible to Mr. Steven at his home dedication.
Volunteer, Roxanne Stovall, presents the wall hanging made by a group from Mt. Zion Mennonite Church in Maryland.
Once again MDS has been blessed with an enthusiastic group of volunteers. In addition to our regular long term and short term volunteers, on January 24th and 25th, we had real estate and housing development...
Pass Christian, MS
503 Church Ave.
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Project Directors: Dave and Anna Wiebe
Tel: (228) 452-1114
Fax: (228) 452-1116
Project Start Date: Re-opened Oct 11, 2010
Project End Date:
Volunteers to Date: 3986
Jobs Started: 184
Jobs Completed: 177
Project is closed.
Please download and read the files listed below if you are planning and preparing for travel to work in Pass Christian.