Individual Service Delivery, Red Cross Priority in Miss.

Red Cross caseworkers are still in the impacted neighborhoods helping individuals with immediate, disaster-related needs by meeting with them one-on-one to provide guidance and support during their recovery process

SHUQUALAK, MISS., MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 - Red Cross volunteers have responded in Noxubee and Kemper counties in response to the tornado that made landfall on April 11. Red Cross is providing individual service delivery through client casework this week in these communities. Red Cross continues to work with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local Emergency Managers.

“Red Cross caseworkers are still in the impacted neighborhoods helping individuals with immediate, disaster-related needs by meeting with them one-on-one to provide guidance and support during their recovery process.” said Cheryl Kocurek, Red Cross disaster services.

Red Cross health services and mental health workers continue to meet with families that have disaster-caused health and emotional needs. Red Cross is also working with community partners and agencies to identify appropriate resources for any remaining emergency needs.

If someone would like to help people affected by emergencies like the recent storms, they can visit mississippi-redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross Office.

For more information, contact your local Red Cross Office, search “Red Cross Mississippi” on Facebook or follow @RedCrossMiss on Twitter. For a list of Red Cross Offices and contact numbers, visit redcross.org/mississippi.

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 mississippi-redcross.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.