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.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Here we are with one month left in 2020, thank goodness. 2021 has to be better, right? Because of the up-tick in the Covid 19 virus, we are not planning a Christmas party this year. As you know, we've had to cancel all support group meetings, for safety reasons. With our compromised immune systems, we cannot take chances that will expose us to this terrible virus.
The Board is still working for you, and we are available for you whenever you need us. Don't hesitate to call one of us if you are in need of assistance. If one Board member isn't able to answer your call, then call another member of the Board. You don't have to rely on just one person. We all want to serve your needs. I hope you kept our numbers --- I will list them again in case.
Your Board is wishing all of you a Merry Christmas---peace & good will for the whole season. May each of you receive many blessings in 2021.
Sheila - 228-596-0525
Marilyn - 228-424-7374
Sharon - 228-806-4523
Bonnie - 228-324-3569