As many of us know first hand, volunteers help make our community better. For February’s Celebrating Volunteers, we introduce you to Mendi Scott who has been giving many a sense of hope.
Mendi said, “So happy. I mean to be able to help somebody while they are at their lowest is definitely great. There is no better feeling than that.”
Mendi spends her free time giving back to Harrison County.
“People are so appreciative. You’d have to see it to believe it,” Mendi said.
Since November, Mendi has been working with Blessings in Disguise.
Mendi explained, “Blessings in Disguise is a group where we get together we pack a lot of bags for the homeless and we go out and distribute those bags. “
The bags are filled with food, gloves, scarves and blankets.
Mendi added, “We always put a Bible in it. We also put information in there for drug awareness.”
“It’s easy for us to give people food and all of that but the resources. It’s difficult to find resources in this community and how to get help. So putting that in there and giving them e a little sense of hope and where they can go,” said Angelica Scott, Mendi’s daughter.
Angelica said Mendi’s generous heart is contagious.
“She’s my best friend so we get to do cool stuff together and I’m excited that she made me do it,” Angelica said.
Mendi said her efforts are far from done, “We want to keep on doing this until we don’t have anyone to help.”