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Red Cross Relief Continues in Hard Hit Mississippi

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

Five days after devastating tornadoes and storms swept through Mississippi, the American Red Cross is continuing to provide relief and hope to affected families and individuals.

Teams of mental health volunteers and nurses are canvasing affected areas to work with residents and help them to cope with these traumatic events.

Emergency Aid Stations remain open in Tupelo, Louisville and Pearl today to provide residents with vital information, health and mental health services and supplies such as tarps, shovels and gloves. Current locations include:

Lane Chapel Church, 1509 North Madison Street, Tupelo, MS

 West Jackson Street Baptist Church, 1349 West Jackson Street, Tupelo, MS

 Saint Luke Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Avenue, Tupelo, MS

 Cop House, 1626 Lockridge, Tupelo, MS

Teams of Red Cross workers are also traveling through affected areas to deliver clean up supplies to families combing through the debris for the remnants of their dreams and memories.

The Red Cross has delivered thousands of meals and snacks and will continue to work with local faith-based groups and organizations to support families and workers.

Three shelter sites are currently open, providing families and individuals affected with a warm meal to eat and a safe place to stay.  Locations include:

Louisville, MS – First Baptist Church

Pearl, MS – Mount Elam Missionary Baptist Church

 Tupelo, MS – Bancorp South Center

Affected individuals and business owners in these counties can apply for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free registration number at 800-621-FEMA (3362). An application may be completed online at

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.