Red Cross Provides Canteen Support for Responders in Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA, MISS., MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 - Volunteers from the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter are providing on-scene canteen support for responders assisting with a search for a second missing teen involved in an accident yesterday on the Pascagoula River. Red Cross volunteers will remain on-scene to provide food and beverage for those involved in the search and rescue effort as long as they are needed. Red Cross mental health workers are on-standby. Terry Jackson, deputy director of the Jackson County Office of Emergency Services, requested Red Cross canteen services to support the responders.

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.

The South Mississippi Chapter serves Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry and Stone counties.

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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 redcross.oeg/mississippi, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossMiss.