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'm back with more updates:
We are forced to cancel our biggest fundraiser, "Share With MSers". With the Covid 19 virus still hanging around, the Civic Center is limiting the number of people allowed in the Center. So we will wait until next Fall to reschedule this event.
The other news is the St. Martin Library has not reopened yet. I spoke with the manager and she is unsure when they might reopen. So I'm not sure if we will be able to have our support meeting for September or October... I have a wonderful speaker lined up for October but we'll just have to play it by ear for now.
I really miss seeing Y'all. Hopefully we will get back to "normal" living soon.
The Executive Board is always available to you. Just contact one of us if you have a need, or just want to talk with someone.
God Bless each of you, and you families.
Sheila - 228-596-0525
Marilyn - 228-424-7374
Sharon - 228-806-4523
Bonnie - 228-324-3569