DATE: Aug. 25, 2010

GOV. BARBOUR, FIRST LADY TO HONOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS SUNDAY ON GULF COAST

JACKSON – Gov. Haley Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour will announce new long-term housing projects on the Gulf Coast at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marsha Barbour Community Center in Delisle.
Both projects, geared toward bringing disadvantaged people into the workforce, will be funded as part of a $350 million Long-Term Workforce Housing Program. The program is part of a multi-faceted $5 billion federal recovery package secured by Gov. Barbour and administered by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Disaster Recovery Division.

The Marsha Barbour Community Center is located at 6815 Kiln-Delisle Road, Pass Christian, Miss.

The First Couple also will participate in a memorial event commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina from 3-5 p.m. Sunday on 15th Street in downtown Gulfport, between City Hall and the First United Methodist Church.

The program will feature U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and musicians Paul Overstreet, the Williams Brothers, St. Rose de Lima Choir and the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale.

Barbour Press
8/25/10