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Red Cross Opens Shelter in Union County, Miss.

NEW ALBANY, MISS., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 - The American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter opened a shelter for residents forced to evacuate their homes following a second explosion today at a bio-fuel refinery in New Albany, Miss. Union County Emergency Manager Curt Clayton requested Red Cross sheltering support services. The shelter is now open at Victory Life Center located at 116 North Denton Road in New Albany, Miss.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of disaster events in Mississippi and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

The Northeast Mississippi Chapter services the following counties: Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union and Webster.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supports the supply of 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, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.