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Facts & Stats


R3SM’s economic impact in the Pinebelt totals well over $20 million in the span of 13 years.
R3SM has recruited, coordinated, and housed over 2,390 volunteers who gave over 100,000 hours valued at $21/hour, equalling $2.1 million in free labor since 2017.

Volunteers worked with us assisted in over 500 major repairs and built 44 new homes in the Pinebelt: approximately $10 million in value

Serving clients in Forrest, Perry, Greene, Marion, and Covington counties following 2019 Pine Belt Flood. In 2012, 1,588 clients served in Forrest, Lamar, and Perry counties through our Case Management Services.
Since 2006, R3SM has received and administered over $11.7 million in federal, state, and private grant money used for assessment, case management services, and direct assistance to individuals.

  • Time line of programs:
    • 2006-2010 – Hurricane Katrina recovery
    • 2011 – Continued Hurricane Katrina recovery through the Mississippi Development Authority’s Neighborhood Home Program
    • 2012 – Hurricane Isaac
    • 2013-2014 – EF4 Tornado, Mississippi Tornado Program through the Department of Labor’s National Emergency Grant Program
    • 2015 – Affordable Housing Program
    • 2016 – Mississippi Flood Relief
    • 2017 – Hattiesburg EF 4 Tornado
  • 2019 – Purple Heart Homes Pine Belt MS Chapter
  • 2019 – Pine Belt Flooding

By the numbers:
• 500+ homes repaired
• 44 new homes constructed (28 homes constructed since 2017)
• 10,000-square-foot, two-floor Lucas-Varnado Volunteer House opened in 2013
• $11,700,000 funds dedicated to the organization’s mission
• $2.5 million reimbursed to case management services
• $1.3 million dedicated to managing services through the National Emergency Grant Program