Hands On Mississippi

Hands on Gulf Coast (HOGC), originally Hands on Network, began its work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005 as a direct response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In 2007 Hands On Network merged with the Points of Light Foundation creating our country's largest volunteer engagement organization known as POL&HON. Once the scope of recovery was realized for the Gulf Coast, and with the agreement of POL&HON, an aggressive plan was devised that would enable HOGC to spin off its operation.

In November 2008 that idea became a reality, and Hands On Gulf Coast began operating as an independent affiliate dedicated to the Gulf Coast. The past two years have been a time of tremendous growth. Firmly committed to the Gulf Coast, the organization's focus grew to encompass not only disaster recovery but other needs existing in the local communities. On February 23, 2010, Hands On Gulf Coast began doing business as Hands On Mississippi. This rebranding represents a culmination of ideas and an expanded vision of service. It was time to allow for the fact that communities across the state can benefit from volunteer mobilization and the leadership that HOM provides.

HOM addresses disaster recovery, Historic Home Restoration, Mentoring and Tutoring, Adult Enrichment programs, Ecological Conservation, Homelessness, Immigrant populations, Service Days, Youth Volunteerism, and Healthy Living programs.

Mission Statement

The Mission of HOGC is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to meet community needs through volunteerism. Our Vision is a community where all individuals discover their power to make a difference and are equipped as active, engaged citizens.


The Details

(30.43443,-89.03249)
 
  • Address
    11975 Seaway RoadSuite B240Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Contact
    • Info Email
  • Phone
    • 228.354.9660
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Community, Disaster Relief, Environment, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants & Refugees

Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend Hands On Mississippi?

by Yvonne G. from Denver, CO (August 12, 2009)
I was apart of AmeriCorps last year and had the opportunity to work with Hands on Gulf Coast. Not only was during Spring Break when we arrived, it was also our very first project as a team together. The staff was friendly and fun. They always had something for for us to do during the day and night. I really do miss cooking for about 150 volunteers and camping in the back yard. The thing I miss most is not being able to shower outside. You see the base camp is an old church, so they build these out houses that are showers. After a hot day out and working on who knows what, it sure did feel good to come back there to know that you were able to shower outside. I really do miss this. I just think in general that Hands On did an amazing thing right after Hurricane Katrina. They continue to rebuild Biloxi and it's because of a great organization that you get such a great crew of volunteers to come in week after week, month after month.
 

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