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Tupelo Apartment Fire Leaves Two Families Homeless

Posted by Kelsey Evans | August 09, 2012 / 03:33pm | Local News

WCBI (Tupelo) - Two families are homeless after a fire breaks out at a Tupelo apartment complex.

The fire happened Thursday morning at the Barley Court Apartments. Two families, one with 12 people, were displaced. The ages of the people affected range from one year to 54 years old.

The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing shelter, food, clothing, for the families. They are accepting financial donations to help the families.

Red Cross Press Release

August 9th, 2012

Tupelo, MS

The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to an apartment fire in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Disaster Action Team members have accessed the damage and are providing shelter, food, clothing, for two separate families, one family consisted of nine individuals.

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 disaster events in Mississippi and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to American Red Cross Mississippi Region Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other 
assistance in response to disasters.

To make contributions, call 800-RED-CROSS or donate online at www.mississippi-redcross.org. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter.

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