Red Cross provides canteen, shelter support for train derailment in Perry County

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Red Cross

Volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter are mobilizing to provide canteen services for first responders and shelter support for residents impacted by today's train derailment in Perry County, Miss. Dale Carnahan, Perry County Emergency Manager, requested Red Cross canteen and shelter support services. Shelter details to follow.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of disaster events in Mississippi and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

The South Mississippi Chapter serves the following counties: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Lamar, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Pearl River, Perry and Stone.