Work Day Club to the Rescue
This house is an 1840s cutie ... or used to be. The ceilings have been lowered and every other atrocity imaginable enacted upon it. Inside, you'd never know the house was antebellum. It looks maybe ante-World War II. It's in a sad state.
Fortunately, now it's relatively clean and, from what I hear, much better smelling. People from around Eutaw donated sheets, mattresses, clothes, cleaning supplies, etc. for the family to tide them over until their little bit of money arrives.
As awful as the destruction is at my parents' house in Biloxi, at least they don't have to start over with virtually nothing, like this family does. I can't imagine losing everything and transplanting to a new place, having to rely on strangers for even the smallest necessities.
It's hard to imagine, too, that there are thousands more like this family, facing these same difficulties, all over the state and the country.