Here are the agencies that have been playing an instrumental role in the recovery efforts in Biloxi and the surrounding area. The list includes contact information, most pressing needs, and website addresses for more information about the respective agencies.
City of Biloxi Hurricane Recovery Fund, P.O. Box 429, Biloxi, MS 39533 (228) 435-6254 See the Biloxi story and help the community recovery effort by purchasing “Katrina & Biloxi: A Story of Resolve & Resilience,” an award-winning DVD and photo album produced by the City of Biloxi. All proceeds -- $40, plus $5 shipping – will help fund the rebuilding of public facilities, such as parks, libraries, recreation centers. Order online.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 2521 Pass Road, Biloxi, 39531, (228) 388-1226
Most-pressing needs: skilled volunteers, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters.
Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, Office of Long-term Recovery, 1450 North Street, Gulfport, MS 39507, (228) 701-0618 or (228) 701-0555.
Most-pressing needs: Skilled and unskilled volunteers, such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc.
East Biloxi Coordination and Relief Center, 551 Division St., Biloxi, MS 39530 (228) 435-7180
Most-pressing needs: Materials, skilled and unskilled laborers, funding.
First Presbyterian Church, (228) 374-6880
First United Methodist Church, 124 Hopkins Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 (228) 436-4371
Most-pressing needs: Contuation of skilled volunteer support, funding.
Habitat for Humanity, 1400 Leggett Drive, Biloxi, MS, (228) 374-4946.
Most-pressing needs: Funding, skilled and unskilled laborers.
Hands on Gulf Coast, 2113 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531 (228) 257-6094
Most-pressing needs: Volunteers, skilled and unskilled.
Harrison County Volunteers Center, 842 Commerce St., Gulfport, MS 39507 (228) 897-1358, Most-pressing needs: Roof repair workers, volunteers, appliances for restored homes, tree trimmers.
Interfaith Task Force, 28 29th St., Gulfport, MS 39507 (228) 229-8552
Most-pressing needs: Operating funds for Interfaith Warehouse, which serves six counties; along with building supplies such as Insulation; drywall; electrical receptacles, switches, junction boxes, household rated wire, fixtures; roofing paper, roofing shingles; and wood products.
KaBOOM!, 4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite B100, Washington, DC 20008,
Most-pressing needs: Funds to help continue building public playgrounds in the Katrina disaster areas.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2004 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS (228) 388-5767
Most-pressing needs: skilled laborers/volunteers, including carpenters, electricians, sheetrock finishers and roofers.
Samaritan’s Purse (228) 239-3950
ULM Relief, 453 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 1-800-687-1340 (ext. 4).
Most-pressing needs: Skilled and unskilled laborers.