Friday, Governor Tate Reeves and First Lady Elee Reeves joined volunteers to begin the clean-up effort to help communities impacted by the recent flooding of the Pearl River.
Rolling up their sleeves, Governor and First Lady Reeves led the initial launch of the “Team Up 4 Clean Up” campaign. Partnering with Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Keep Jackson Beautiful, and the Mississippi Beverage Association, the Governor and First Lady picked up trash left behind by floodwaters near Jim Hill High School in Jackson.
“The recent flooding of the Pearl River was devastating to so many communities in Central Mississippi and downriver. Mississippians are strong and resilient, but they should never have to go it alone. People deserve to know that they’re not alone in this recovery. We want to be out there with the people affected by this disaster, lending a hand in this trying time. I’m so blessed that my family and I are able to give back and help our state,” said Governor Tate Reeves.
“Mississippi is the ‘Hospitality State’ for a reason. We are so excited by the response we’ve seen so far from Mississippians wanting to help their communities.The outpouring of support for our clean-up campaign has been more than we could have hoped for. We’re so grateful for the organizations partnering with us to support our communities and clean-up our beautiful Mississippi,” said First Lady Elee Reeves.
The initial campaign efforts on Friday were localized to the Hattiesburg Street location across from Jim Hill High School and the Pilot Travel Center, as floodwater have not fully receded. The clean-up campaign will continue on a larger scale throughout Central Mississippi as waters recede.
For people interested in volunteering and helping the Governor and First Lady continue the “Team Up 4 Clean Up” campaign, they can contact Ann Beard at [email protected] or Neeley Jones at [email protected].
Video of the Governor and First Lady discussing the clean-up efforts can be found here.
Governor Tate Reeves Press Release