Living Large - 2017
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BSL one of "Most Beautiful"
Tennessee Volunteer Team Returns to Brenda's House
Volunteers from Servio Deo, a youth mission group created by Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, Tennessee returned in early June to Brenda’s House in Bay St. Louis. Brenda's House is an emergency home for children in need and is operated by Hancock County.
Servio Deo teams have volunteered in the area before, to serve at this emergency children’s shelter - as well as the other projects organized each year along the Coast.
The youth teams started coming here to the Mississippi Coast in 2012 and realized there is still a need, even twelve years after the coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Haley Handshy has made the trip all six years. She’s helped rebuild a home, put in a deck and has twice come to Brenda’s House, this time planting shrubs and repainting the fascia and soffit. She describes the volunteer project as one that “helps you connect to a bigger picture of the world.”
When asked how this experience might impact them in the future, volunteer Maggie Feduccia said her work on the coast has made her realize how important it is to help others when they need it most.
Brenda’s House Director Lisa WIlbourn was excited to see the team return. “They get along great with everyone and definitely demonstrate their compassion and dedication to serving others.”
Corks and Cleaver Wine Bistro in Gulfport was also on the list, but will soon call the Bay home as well. The new Corks and Cleaver Italian Bistro opens at 111 Main Street in June. You can learn more about Chef David Dickensauge’s vision for this new incarnation in Bay St. Louis here.
Bay St. Louis is one of the best places for brunch! Here’s the entire list if you’re venturing out of town.