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East Central MS Red Cross Provides Canteen Support

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Meridian, MS -- Volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross East Central Mississippi Chapter are on-scene for a third day providing canteen support for first responders searching for a missing boater in Lauderdale County. Red Cross is providing food and beverages to ensure the responders stay fueled and hydrated. Lauderdale County EMD David Sharp requested Red Cross canteen services to support the first responders. A Red Cross mental health worker is also on-scene providing emotional support to the family awaiting news of their loved one.

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.

To make contributions call 1-800-RED CROSS, donate online at, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation; charges will be applied to the cell phone bill.