"Picking Up the Pieces" Calls for Donations

It's amazing when you think about it. There are still tens of thousands of people trying to put their lives back together after our Gulf Coast hurricanes this season.

They're getting help from others like the grass roots organization Picking Up the Pieces. They're focusing efforts on Hancock County, Mississippi. Now they're doing something for the holidays: adopting two schools.

"When we were in Pearlington just a couple weeks ago, the situation looked very much like it did the first weekend after the storm," said Michael Edwards, the group's executive director. "So in some of these more isolated, rural, economic depressed areas, conditions have changed very little in three months."

If you'd like to help, they need simple things, like toys for the kids, clothing and things for around the house like can openers and toasters. You can drop them off at any Savannah SunTrust Bank branch.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com