Red Cross assisting flood victims

Red Cross assisting flood victims

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly two weeks after the flood, the Red Cross continues to help victims get back on their feet.

The local recovery center is at the Hattiesburg train depot downtown.

It's open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day, except Sunday, as long as help is needed.

Since March 10, the Red Cross has handed out more than 11,000 relief supplies, served more than 13,000 meals, and made more than a 1,000 health-related contacts.

"People often discover new challenges as they go through clean-up and recovery, and we want them to know that the Red Cross is still here to help them as they go through the process," said John McFarland, Red Cross Executive Director of Southeast Mississippi Chapter. "During the first days and weeks after a disaster, survivors may be focused on immediate needs like cleaning out their home. Later, they may discover that they need help replacing documents or filing insurance claims, but don't know where to start. Or they may realize they are struggling to cope emotionally and need help. Whatever the need, the Red Cross is here to help meet it."

The public can help people affected by disasters like the recent floods and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit redcross.org/donate, or call 1-800-REDCROSS to donate.