Red Cross Caseworkers Spend Weekend Helping Flood Victims

Red Cross Celebrates Volunteers

PASCAGOULA, MS – Volunteers from the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter have spent the weekend helping Jackson Countians affected by last week’s flooding. Client casework continues today as volunteers meet one-on-one with those impacted by the waters. Yesterday, Red Cross assisted close to three dozen families comprised of more than 65 people.

“Helping people affected by disaster is a rewarding experience for me,” said Betty Champagne-Schmidt, South Mississippi Chapter caseworker. “The Red Cross was there for my family after Hurricane Katrina and now, as a volunteer, I can pay it forward and help others during their times of difficulty and devastation.”

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 www.mississippi-redcross.org, 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 www.mississippi-redcross.org, find us on Facebook by searching “Red Cross Mississippi” or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.

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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.