A group in Harrison County is working with local missionaries to provide clean water to third world countries.
The Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service has helped buy nearly 300 water filters to send to Nigeria, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Thailand.
Water borne diseases found in unclean water are responsible for many deaths in those countries.
"Hopefully, start creating clean water for first time in most of these people's lives. Typically, that will reduce all of the parasites from the water and once you do that the reduction of diarrhea and diarrhea deaths has a 25-35 percent rate of reduction," said Wade Robinson, missionary.
The Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service is also looking to help local veterans and their families.
It's participating in the Brown Bag for Vets Program.
This program collects food items which go to visiting family members and veterans heading out of town for treatment.
You can drop off items at the Harrison County Extension Office. One hundred items of each of the following are needed at this time: tuna salad packets or small cans (with pop tops), chicken salad packets or small cans (with pop tops), applesauce (lunch size), and fruit squeezables in the tube.
The organization is also helping out with clothing protectors for adults.
These clothing protectors are donated to hospice organizations, nursing homes, and other organizations.
All are handmade and help protect against mealtime drips and spills.
Contact the Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service for more information.