Red Cross helps with disaster relief in storm aftermath - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Red Cross helps with disaster relief in storm aftermath

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The American Red Cross in Mississippi is helping those affected by the severe storms that hit Southeast Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.

The emergency shelter in Foxworth remains open at the Mt. Carmel Church of God located at 573 Mt. Carmel Church Rd. for those in Marion County who have been affected by the disaster. 

Red Cross workers, food and emergency supplies such as clean-up kits, blankets, and comfort supplies are available for those with disaster-related needs.

Red Cross and the Salvation Army are working together to coordinate mass feeding. There is food at the emergency shelter in Foxworth. 

Also, Red Cross emergency response vehicles have food and emergency supplies and they are driving through neighborhoods where damage has occurred.

Emergency management has requested damage assessment assistance from the Red Cross in Marion and Jones counties. 

Disaster Action Team members are on the ground conducting assessments today in order to help determine the extent of the communities' needs.

Those who have been directly affected by this disaster and need immediate assistance, should contact the Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at 601-582-8151.

Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like this severe weather event, can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. 

People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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