Local organizations providing relief for Mississippi tornado victims

Nonprofits and other organizations here in South Mississippi are springing into action to help provide relief for tornado victims.

Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi is partnering with the American Red Cross to coordinate relief efforts.

From now until Thursday, Goodwill locations across the Coast are accepting canned goods, bottled water, paper products, diapers, and toiletries. Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi CEO Tripp Harrison said, “Well, I think that it’s important to really show how the community comes together to help those in need, especially during crisis. We know that we have our partners or neighbors in the north come down and help us whenever we have a hurricane down here. So, it is our turn to give back whenever there’s a need in the rest of the state, so that’s what we are here to do.”

Goodwill will distribute all donated items to the affected areas on Friday.

Many local governments and other agencies have come up with ways to help.

In Gulfport, water donations can be dropped off at any Gulfport Fire Station.

Biloxi Fire Stations are accepting nonperishable food items, water, and basic necessities.

Pascagoula is colleting toiletries and diapers along with other goods until Friday.

The Ocean Springs Fire Department is collecting a list of basic tools and cleaning supplies at Fire Station Number 1.

In Hancock County, Bay St. Louis is also collecting cleaning supplies, medicine, and canned goods at each fire station in the city.

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