Red Cross Responding in Communities throughout the State
JACKSON, MS, Wednesday, December 26, 2012— JACKSON, MS, Thursday, December 27, 2012—The American Red Cross is responding today in communities throughout Central and South Mississippi hit by the Christmas Day storms.
Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are responding in Amite, Clarke, Jones, Forest, Pearl River, Stone and Wilkinson counties. Red Cross is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local Emergency Managers.
“Red Cross volunteers and staff are on the scene where damaged occurred and are assisting with immediate, disaster-caused needs,” said Sandra Hodge, Red Cross Mississippi Region CEO.
Red Cross is focused on people’s emergency needs and has moved volunteers, equipment and supplies into affected communities. Emergency response vehicles are on the move serving meals and distributing relief items. Red Cross is providing people with food, shelter and other emergency supplies such as clean-up kits, blankets, flashlights, batteries, rakes, tarps, trash bags, work gloves, shovels and dust masks.
The Pearl River Baptist Association shelter will be open again tonight for anyone affected by the storms and needing a warm place to stay and a hot meal. The shelter is located at 1376 McNeil Steephollow Road in Carriere and is supported by the Red Cross. For a list of items to bring with you to the shelter, visit www.mississippi-redcross.org.
Anyone seeking assistance with disaster-related needs, should contact their local Red Cross Office, search “Red Cross Mississippi” on Facebook or follow @RedCrossMiss on Twitter. For a list of Red Cross Offices and contact numbers, visit www.mississippi-redcross.org.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of this severe weather event in Mississippi by making a financial gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief in Mississippi which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.
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