Red Cross opens shelter in Scott County for storm relief

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MORTON, MS – Disaster-trained workers with the American Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi are helping dozens of people after today’s weather front brought strong storms, a tornado and heavy rains through parts of the state.

Currently, the Red Cross has opened a shelter:

  • Scott County:

2149 Mississippi 13, Morton MS

All disaster assistance is FREE and available to everyone.
Red Cross teams are on the ground assessing damages in affected communities. If anyone was affected by the storms and/or flooding and needs help, please give us a call at 1-800-RED-CROSS. We are committed to help those impacted recover from these storms.

Safety tips:

Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. Children, senior citizens, people with disabilities and people for whom English is not their first language are especially at risk and are likely to need extra care and help. But everyone, even the people that others look up to for guidance and assistance, is entitled to their feelings and deserves support throughout the recovery process.

To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/recovering-emotionally.html

 

HOW TO HELP Help people affected by disasters and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.  People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER To join us, visit redcross.org today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/alabamamississippi or @RedCrossAL @RedCrossMiss

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