Introduced Version



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION praising the people of Southaven, Mississippi.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION praising the people of Southaven, Mississippi.

    Whereas, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the lives of countless people in the Gulf Coast area;

    Whereas, In times of desperation, acts of true kindness and selflessness shine through the despair like rays of hope;

    Whereas, Operation Hoosier Relief team members arrived in Southaven, Mississippi, and took shelter in a Wal-Mart store that had been converted into an evacuee shelter;

    Whereas, The Southaven residents welcomed the Hoosiers with open arms, providing them with food and shelter;

    Whereas, The people of Southaven proved to be rays of hope for the first team of Operation Hoosier Relief;

    Whereas, These warm and generous people reached out to the first team members of Operation Hoosier Relief with help and comfort in a time of chaos and destruction;

    Whereas, Southaven officials briefed the team members on what to expect but were unable to prepare them for the devastation they encountered; and

    Whereas, Countless people lost their homes, their possessions, and sadly family and friends, but the people of Southaven were still able to extend a hand of friendship and

help the members of Operation Hoosier Relief prepare for the difficult job they faced: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the members of the Indiana General Assembly wish to thank the residents of Southaven, Mississippi, for their hospitality and the help they gave the members of Operation Hoosier Relief during their time in the Gulf Coast.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Mayor Charles G. "Greg" Davis of Southaven, Mississippi.