In the early 1980s we began as a support group, working as part of the Mississippi Chapter of the National M. S. Society, giving peer support to each other. As topics came up about the needs of our group, we realized the National’s primary goals were in research. This is so important, and we appreciate their hard work in this area, however, we saw a need locally. We began to realize there was another area that should be addressed. Some of our members were having difficulty meeting their financial needs.
In 1993 we became a registered charity in the state of Mississippi, as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving MSers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are no salaries. We are all volunteers--our motto is “MSers helping MSers”. The primary goal of this organization is to help MSers and their caregivers.
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Hi Fellow MSers,
I hope you are all managing your M.S. well, and taking the necessary steps to keep this dangerous virus from your homes. The fewer times you are out of your house, the better.
Because of the concerns for all of us with compromised immune systems, we have decided to discontinue support group meetings for a while. We are also canceling our Spring Fling luncheon this year. We are postponing our Charity Bingo at the Biloxi Elks 606 Lodge too. We don't want to take any chances with your health. You will receive updates from us from time to time. Please feel free to contact any of the Board members if you have a need, or just want to talk to someone. Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society is still operating under the same routine. If you need financial help, or peer support, we are here for you.
Sheila - 228-596-0525
Marilyn - 228-424-7374
Sharon - 228-806-4523
Bonnie - 228-324-3569