MS Red Cross Caseworkers Provide Emotional Support


For Immediate Release

May 4, 2013

Contact: Martha Duvall,, 228-369-9886

Red Cross Caseworkers Provide Emotional Support, Personal Attention to Flood Victims

Caseworkers Helping in Affected Neighborhoods

PASCAGOULA, MS – Client caseworkers from the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter are on the ground in Jackson County helping those affected by recent flooding. Information compiled yesterday by Red Cross disaster assessment teams provided the basis for today’s individual casework services.

“Red Cross volunteers continue to provide hope and help in Jackson County,” said Jay Huffstatler, chapter executive. “Yesterday, our emergency response vehicles distributed more than 100 clean-up kits in affected neighborhoods. Today, our caseworkers are working one-on-one with individuals impacted by the flooding.”

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of severe weather events in Mississippi by making a financial gift to 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, donate online at, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to any of the local Red Cross Offices in Mississippi.

For assistance with disaster-caused needs, please contact your local Red Cross office through, find us on Facebook by searching “Red Cross Mississippi” or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.


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.