HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is continuing relief operations and casework today in Marion and Jones counties for people affected by Tuesday's tornadoes.
Emergency Aid Stations: The Red Cross is operating three (3) Emergency Aid Stations in Marion and Jones counties today, (Friday). Red Cross caseworkers and health and mental health workers will be on hand to help people begin to recover from the tornado, and comfort individuals who may have mental health or emotional needs resulting from the disaster.
People who are unable to get to an Emergency Aid Station but need assistance may call the Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at 601-582-8151 to be put in touch with a Red Cross caseworker.
Emergency Aid Stations locations are:
• Eaton's Temple Church of God parking lot, 1014 Highway 13 South, Columbia, MS
• Advance Auto Parts next to our friends at C Spire, 1005 Hwy 98 Bypass, Columbia, MS
• Pine Ridge Baptist Church (in the Calhoun community), 220 Service Road, Laurel, MS
Mobile Assistance: Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles and caseworkers will be traveling through neighborhoods in Marion and Jones counties hit hard by the tornadoes. They are equipped with tarps, gloves, trash bags clean-up kits, snacks and water for individuals and families picking up the pieces of their homes.
Mobile feeding: Mobile feeding from the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles continues today in Marion for LUNCH only. Red Cross vehicles will be stocked with snacks and water should it be needed. They will also be equipped with bulk items such as tarps, gloves, garbage bags and clean up kits.
How to help: Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like the SE Mississippi Tornadoes, 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.