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Red Cross Helps Communities with Clean Up

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

Red Cross Responds to Tornadoes in Mississippi With Food and Relief Supplies Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is helping people affected by the massive storm system that destroyed neighborhoods and left residents without power last night. Within hours of the tornado touching down, Red Cross workers were on the ground focusing on emergency needs. Emergency vehicles continue to travel through communities in Lauderdale County, Newton County and Neshoba County to deliver supplies such as food and clean up supplies to individuals and families picking up the pieces of their homes. If someone needs assistance, they can contact the Meridian Red Cross office at 601-485-5151 between 8am-5pm or 1-800-REDCROSS. “We will continue to have a presence in the affected communities. Our workers will be reaching out to all those we know have been affected by last night’s storms and we will provide assistance, counseling, information and resources based on their needs,” said Mississippi Red Cross CEO Ivy Williams. Red Cross mobilizes the power of its volunteer workforce to be on the ground when disaster strikes. Those interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer may visit today. HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises 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. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross