Remembering the Hattiesburg tornado - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

SALVATION ARMY
  • Phone: 601-544-3684
  • If you would like to volunteer call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to website at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org To give monetary donations text "GIVE" to 80888.
  • Mobile Feeding Units will be positioned at the following locations: Hattiesburg Unit: Petal Harvey Baptist Church, 600 South Main Street Petal, Miss. - - - Jackson Unit: Intersection of US highway 49 and Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Miss. - - - Mississippi Coast Unit: Forrest County Multi Purpose Center, 962 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg - - - McComb Unit: Oak Grove (West Hattiesburg), Roving - - - Laurel Unit: Lowe's Parking Lot, Hardy Street - - - Jackson Unit 2: Neighborhoods East of USM, Roving
RED CROSS
  • Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS
  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross Office
  • Delivery sites where residents may receive health services, emotional support and disaster relief items. Hours of operations are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. - - - Lot adjacent to the Red Cross office site, 606 Hutchinson Avenue, Hattiesburg - - - Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Office, 660 Weathersby Road, Hattiesburg - - - The Mission Store, 121 South Main Street, Petal - - - Mt. Carmel Church, 1101 North Main Street, Hattiesburg - - - First Trinity Church, 7th and Mobile Street, Hattiesburg - - - Temple Baptist Church, Bellwood Road at Hwy. 11, Oak Gove Community - - - West Point Baptist Church, 184 Hartfield Road, Hattiesburg - - - Ebenezer Baptist Church, 900 East 8th Street, Hattiesburg - - - Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 883 Hwy. 42, Petal - - - Marion County Emergency Management Office, 502 Courthouse Square, Columbia
  • If someone would like to help people affected by emergencies like the recent Mississippi storms, they can visit www.mississippi-redcross.org, call (1-800-733-2767)
BLUE TARPS
  • Call your local Emergency Operations Center for direct assistance.
  • Forrest County EOC – 601-544-5911
  • Lamar County EOC – 601-794-5378
  • Marion County EOC – 601-736-9627
  • Wayne County EOC – 601-735-2184
SHELTERS AND FOOD
  • Forrest County Community Shelter 261 on U.S. 49 South
  • Petal Civic Center at 712 South Main
  • Dial 211 to speak with the United Way
  • Turtle Creek Mall is serving as a collection site for collection item for Christian Services.
VOLUNTEERS
  • If you want to volunteer, contact the Mississippi Commission Volunteer Service at 1-888-353-1793 or log onto www.volunteermississippi.org.
  • Visit www.hattiesburgtornado.com to both request and offer help in the form of cleanup assistance.
  • Hattiesburg's Volunteer Response Center (308 Newman Street) will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
DISPLACED ANIMALS
  • Southern Pines Animal Shelter North 31st Avenue, Hattiesburg 601-544-6632
  • Hub City Humane Society 6804 Hwy 98 West, Hattiesburg 601-268-1157
  • Panther Pet Hospital 743 E. Central Avenue Hattiesburg 601-544-3290
  • All Animal Clinic 2138 Oak Grove Road Hattiesburg 601-268-8888
MEMA and FEMA
  • MEMA : 866-519-MEMA (6362) - available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • FEMA: Phone: (800) 621-FEMA (3362) - available 24 hours
  • Disaster centers are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at: Marion County: Mount Carmel Church of God, 573 Mount Carmel Church Rd., Foxworth 39483 - - - - Forrest County: Ben McNair Recreation Center, 300 North 12th Ave., Hattiesburg, 39401 - - - - Petal Civic Center, 714 S. Main St., Petal, 39465 - - - - Lamar County: Lamar Park, 226 Pinewood Dr., Hattiesburg, 39402 - - - - Wayne County: City of Waynesboro Fire Station, 710 Wayne St., Waynesboro, 39367
  • The first step to receiving federal disaster aid is to register with FEMA. Registration is simple and can be completed several ways: Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov any time day or night. By phone or video relay at 800-621-FEMA (3362) daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Help is available in many languages. By TTY at 800-462-7585. C-Spire Wireless customers can register by calling #362. By web-enabled mobile devices at m.fema.gov. Select “Disaster Survivor” then “Apply Online for FEMA Assistance.” Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362. Disaster assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. In addition to state and federal disaster assistance experts, residents can meet with representatives from voluntary and faith-based groups to help with any additional unmet needs in the Disaster Recovery Centers. Survivors are encouraged to register before visiting a center if possible. Specialists at the center can explain the disaster assistance process, describe the types of help available, and answer survivors’ questions.

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