Red Cross Continues to Assist Those Affected by Southeast Mississippi Tornadoes

The American Red Cross will continue relief operations on Christmas Day in Southeast Mississippi for people affected by the tornadoes that tore through Marion and Jones counties in southeast Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency shelter: The emergency shelter located at the Mt. Carmel Church of God in Foxworth, MS is closing today, Dec. 25th at 4 p.m. People who need emergency disaster relief assistance should call the Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at 601-582-8151.

Mobile feeding: Mobile feeding from the Red Cross continues today in Marion and Jones counties. Red Cross emergency response vehicles stocked with food and emergency supplies will be driving through the affected areas today to ensure people have a meal, water, blankets, and comfort supplies.

Emergency Aid Stations: The Red Cross is working to establish the location of Emergency Aid Stations in Marion County. For those who may have mental health or emotional needs resulting from the disaster, please call the Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at 601-582-8151 to be put in touch with a Red Cross caseworker.

Those who have been directly affected by this disaster and need immediate assistance, should contact the Red Cross office in Hattiesburg at 601-582-8151 and be connected with a Red Cross caseworker.

How to help: Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like the SE Mississippi Tornado, can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting, 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.

For up-to-date information, like American Red Cross of Southeast Mississippi on Face Book and follow us on Twitter, @RedCrossMiss.

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