Washington Addition Resident Gets Blessing from Volunteers

Mrs. Florida Waits woke up to a blessing last week when 29 youth volunteers showed up at her house to paint the exterior and help with the yard work. Mrs. Waits is a long time resident of Washington Addition and has been living in her house on Dalton St. since 1945.

Voice of Calvary Ministries partnered with Trinity Church in Bolton, Massachusetts to coordinate youth to come to Mississippi and give back. They had identified Mrs. Waits home as a potential site for the volunteers. Volunteers said they wanted to come to Mississippi because of its rich history and were excited to work with Mrs. Waits because they found out she used to house Freedom Riders at her home during the Civil Rights Movement.

Mrs. Waits enjoys growing flowers in her front yard, however over the years it has become more difficult to maintain. The youth volunteers helped clean up her flower beds and painted the exterior of her home.

Mrs. Waits said, “I will never forget this day and you all will always have a special place in my heart.”

Youth from the Trinity Church will be in Mississippi for a week and are staying in a volunteer house in the community that is owned by Voice of Calvary Ministries.

Check out the pictures below.

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4 Comments on Washington Addition Resident Gets Blessing from Volunteers

  1. Carroll K Frazier // June 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm // Reply

    Great Story! There are still some good people in the world!

    Thanks Heather!

  2. Excellent way to help people clean up their property especially homes of people who helped during the Civil Rights Movement. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project! Good Job!!!

    Peace… Annie

  3. Zakiya Summers // June 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm // Reply

    Great pics!

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Thanks for the feedback. Keep the great news coming!

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