Lawrence among counties receiving Red Cross help

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In response to the tornadoes and storms that have hit Mississippi in the past two weeks, American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) have responded in Lawrence County.

Red Cross is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers.

Other counties included are Attala, Covington, Forrest, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Perry and Wayne counties.

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“Red Cross is focused on people’s emergency needs,” said Cheryl Kocurek, Red Cross Disaster Relief Operation job director. “We are continuing to feed, shelter and distribute disaster relief supplies to those in need.”

Client caseworkers are in the impacted neighborhoods and on location in multiple FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Centers set-up in the impacted counties. Red Cross caseworkers are helping individuals with immediate, disaster-related needs by meeting with them one-on-one to provide guidance and support during their recovery process.

For a list of FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Centers locations and hours of operation, visit

To find a Red Cross shelter, people can visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).