The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) and the National Association of Home Builders recently partnered with Eight Days of Hope, a Tupelo-based disaster relief charity organization, to help with recovery efforts from the devastating effects of tornadoes that hit the area in March. Volunteers helped to clean downed trees and storm debris, and efforts are ongoing to help families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by recent weather events, NAHB reports.
“Eight Days of Hope is honored that NAHB and HBAM would help us serve hundreds of families who saw their homes damaged or destroyed in Northeast Mississippi due to the recent tornadoes,” said Eight Days of Hope president and founder Steve Tybor. “Over eight hundred volunteers, with many coming from HBAM, are truly helping these families in their time of need. The towns of Amory and Pontotoc have seen firsthand that when people from different organizations come together, much can be done.”