Department of Agriculture FFA Club aids William Carey University
Members of the FFA Club (formerly Future Farmers of America) from the Department of Agriculture delivered tornado relief supplies to William Carey University, Hattiesburg on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The University was heavily damaged when a destructive tornado roared through the Hattiesburg area on January 21.
“Our students felt that it was only natural to give a helping hand in an area where the need was so great,” said Dr. Avis Joseph, assistant professor of agriculture and adviser.
According to Joseph, Iesha Jackson, club president, came up with the idea, which she supported. Other members who assisted were Kewsi Huffman, Emary Smith, and Na’Kesha Jackson.
“The recipients were truly touched by our support,” said Joseph. “Our students gained new experiences that allowed them to be more knowledgeable of the world around them as they assisted and shared their love with the William Carey University students as they recover from the devastation the tornado caused to their campus and the community as a whole.”
“It will take a while to clean up and rebuild,” Joseph added.
The FFA, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.