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Red Cross Relief Update May 4

OKC family speaks with Red Cross volunteer

Over 200 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi earlier this week.


While some areas are still inaccessible, Red Cross damage assessment teams continue to work to identify the full extent of the damage and the number of families affected.


Twelve emergency vehicles are traveling through communities to deliver meals and supplies such as rakes, shovels, trash bags and gloves to individuals and families picking up the pieces of their homes.


Mental health workers are comforting people whose homes were damaged. This weekend, emergency aid stations will remain open. Locations include:

  • Houston Community Center, 4244 Houston-Palestine Road, Houston, MS
  • Mantachue Fire & Rescue,  8875 Hwy 363, Centerville, MS
  • Walmart parking lot, 159 Mississippi Street, Louisville, MS
  • Highlands Mobile Home Community, 3127 Greenfield, Pearl, MS

FEMA is hosting One Stop Shops for families and individuals affected. The American Red Cross will also have staff on site to answer questions about Red Cross services. Locations include:

  • Georgia Pacific, 826 S. Church, Louisville, MS
  • Old Tupelo Water and Light Building, 320 Court Street, Tupelo, Mississippi

There is also a mobile shop outside of:

  • Auburn Baptist Church, 1138 Country Road 931, Tupelo, MS

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


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

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.