MEMA Helps Coordinate Services for Tornado Victims, Volunteers

Verbatim Statement from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency regarding services for tornado victims:

Governor Haley Barbour and the Mississippi
Emergency Management Agency are distributing the following information
for storm victims seeking help:

Food, bottled water, ice, debris removal, etc.
Yazoo City Church of Christ, located at 1230 E. Broadway, Yazoo
City for distribution. The church is only open during daylight hours.

For more information visit Volunteer Mississippi's website or call (888)

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service has set up a
volunteer/distribution center at the former Yazoo Motor Building located
at the corner of U.S. 49 and Old Hwy 16. Food, ice, water and cleaning
kits will be available. Volunteers are available to assist residents
with debris clean up and tree removal. Faith-based and non-profits
organizations can set up resource centers in the Yazoo Motor Building
parking lot.

The American Red Cross and the First Baptist Church is offering
fixed feeding meals to storm victims. The church is located at 328 Grand
Ave. in Yazoo City.
The Salvation Army is providing meals in front of Ribeye's
Steakhouse on Old MS-Hwy 16. Both the Salvation Army and ARC are also
providing mobile feeding units.

ARC also has two Emergency Response Vehicles located at 895
College St. in Ackerman. The ERVs will be at this location until

Donations can be made through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer
Service website
or call (888) 353-1793.

Those wanting to make donations and/or volunteer can also visit MEMA's
Donations also are being accepted at the
Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Brandon City Hall and Yazoo County Human
Services, located at 224 E. Broadway Ave.

 The L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Ave. Yazoo City,
Yazoo County, is currently open for those needing shelter. ARC is also
providing meals at this shelter.

The Choctaw Community Center, North College St. Ackerman,
Choctaw County, is currently closed, but will open if needed.

Referral/general information
United Way's Mississippi 211, a telephone information and referral line, is available to assist individuals affected by the storm. 2-1-1 Mississippi is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information, contact the State Emergency Joint Information Center at 866-920-MEMA (6362), or visit us online You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the keyword MSEMA.


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