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Disaster Relief Efforts and Drop-off Points Across the Area

As of 2:45 Thursday, May 1st

WCBI Disaster Relief Drive

(COLUMBUS, Ms) WCBI – WCBI will be gathering supplies for tornado victims and recovery workers starting Wednesday morning. We will have a trailer stationed at the Malco on Highway 45 to collect bottled water and sports drinks, cleaning supplies, diapers and personal hygiene products. The supplies will be delivered to the Salvation Army offices in Tupelo and Columbus to be handed out. The drive will take place from 6 am until 7PM Wednesday and Thursday Join us as we help on the road to recovery

Winston County / Louisville Donation Warehouse Set-up

A donations warehouse is set up at the Louisville/Winston County Coliseum, 201 Ivy Ave, Louisville, MS 39339. The phone number there is (662) 773-7896.

A volunteer reception center will open at noon today in the parking lot of the Louisville Coliseum, 201 Ivy Ave. in Louisville. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to come to the reception center to register so you can be used most effectively in the area in need.

Louisville Coliseum Open for Disaster Assistance Daily

For those needing assistance and supplies, the Louisville Coliseum is serving as ground zero. Local officials and MEMA will have the coliseum open from 8:30 am til 5:00 pm for those who need food, water, clothing, etc. Be prepared to show a photo ID and proof of residence to prevent fraud. Those who are not affected by this disaster should not attempt to take advantage of this service.

Supplies are pouring in and officials indicate that clothing and furniture needs have been met. Please do not provide more at this time. Food and household items are always needed – including towels and bed linens.

Main Street Medical Extends Hours- Includes LMA Staff

Main Street Medical will be open Thursday through Saturday from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Louisville Medical Associates, Dr. Peters, Dr. Suttle and staff will be there to meet your medical needsalong with Main Street Staff.

Emergency Medial Care in Winston County

In the event of an emergency all Winston County residents please be aware that University Medical Center has a portable Emergency Medical Unit set up at the Louisville Wal-Mart parking lot. If you have an emergency please go there until further notice!!!

Louisville School District Relief

Donations are needed for the Louisville Municipal School District students affected by the F4 tornado that hit Winston County on April 28, 2014.

We are requesting the following in sizes for preschool to high school:

  • Uniform shirts in maroon, red, grey and white.
  • Uniform pants/shorts in khaki and black.
  • Shoes, socks, underwear
  • In addition:
  • backpacks filled with school supplies
  • Summer activity supplies: Baseball/softball gloves, bats, cleats
  • Monetary donations may be sent to Fair Elementary, Louisville Elementary, Eiland Middle, Louisville High School Activity Funds, and Noxapater Attendance Center PTA.

For more information contact:
Jenny Vowell at Eiland Middle School 662-773-9001
LeAnn Boswell at Noxapater Attendance Center 662-724-4241.

Winston Disaster Relief Fund

A local disaster relief fund has been established throught the Winston County Partnership to accept donations. Funds will be adminstered through the Winston Community Development, Inc which is a 501c3 making your contributions tax deductible. Funds will be audited and use will be for relief efforts.

To make a donation- make checks payable to:

Winston Community Development Disaster Relief Fund

Mail to:
Renasant Bank
P.O. Box 389
Louisville, Ms. 39339

Tupelo / Lee County United Way Requesting Non-perishable Food Items and Cleaning Supplies

The Tupelo Branch of the United Way is requesting non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies. The UW donation site, is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and located at the Hunter-Sadler Building, 1031 South Green Street, Tupelo. Donations can be coordinated through the donation hotline 662-871-2819. Individuals in need of supplies may also call 662-871-2819.

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Helping Louisville families

A good friend from Louisville whose family lost a lot due to the storms. His cousin lost her house, and his aunt’s house is severely damaged but salvageable. All food items for both families were ruined.

There are many whose lives were affected by this storm, obviously. We have decided we would like to be a drop-off location for our friend’s family specifically, and any excess will be donated to other families in need. If you would like to drop off any of the following items, please do so by Friday evening and we will deliver on Saturday. Depending on the response this week, we may do it again next week.

Here are the items needed: Diapers (3 months), Toiletries (mostly for women), Snacks (i.e., chips), Drinks, Grocery gift cards

North Mississippi Acupuncture is located at 140 Brickerton Street, Columbus, MS

Southwire ‘Project Gift’ Disaster Relief

Collecting supplies for 3 days in Starkville, MS: Thurs, May 1 from 2-7pm. Fri, May 2 from 7am-7pm, and Saturday, May 3 from 7am-7pm. The donation event will be held at Starkville Walmart Supercent at 1010 Hwy 12. Visit Southwire on Facebook for updates and details or call 770-832-4729

Items Needed: Paper goods, cleaning supplies, snack foods (individually packaged), beverages, ready-to-eat food, ice chests and coolers.

Other Drop-off Points in Starkville

Restaurant Tyler, Bin 612 and U-Save Auto Rental are drop off points in Starkville.

Sykes Funeral Home providing Help for Storm Victims

Lee Sykes Funeral Home in Macon is accepting food, cloths (all sizes), water, tooth brushes, soap, towels… you name it. Let’s help the storm victims. Many families lost everything they had and without power, water and food. Join Noxubee County Mass Choir and Lee Sykes Funeral Home in Macon, MS ASAP!

For more information, call 662-361-2132.

CCC Yard Sale Cancelled-Mobile Crisis Trailer in Louisville

I need your help right now please! Community Counseling Services is CANCELLING our Yard Sale this Friday. Our staff and clients have chosen to celebrate May is Mental Health Month by donating all items collected to those who have lost everything in Louisville! I am so proud to be a part of this decision. We will be taking groups of clients to Louisville in the next few days to visit our programs there and to deliver items collected to several different collection sites so that they learn about giving to others, especially those in a time of need…such an important life lesson! I will be sure to email everyone those pictures and videos as it will be such a news worthy moment.

Secondly, as your community mental health provider, Community Counseling Services is here in times of natural disaster to address the stress and anxiety or counsel those experiencing grief and loss. In situations, like the storms this week in Louisville CCS sets up shop, so to say, in a high traffic area to assist individuals and families with their emotional and mental health needs. The CCS Mobile Crisis Unit is located in the parking lot of the Baptist Church in Louisville and will be open daily from 8 am until 5 pm.

If you can’t make it to the CCS Mobile Crisis Unit during day time hours, call toll free 888-943-3022 for after-hours crisis support. Phone calls are answered by licensed therapists and clinicians. These calls are handled in a professional and confidential manner.

I encourage everyone in the Louisville-Winston County area to take advantage of these FREE services…please spread the word! More details to come on Crisis Services!

Tupelo United Way Requesting Non-Perishable Foods, Cleaning Supplies

The Tupelo branch of United Way (UW) is requesting non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies.

The UW donation site, which is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, is located at 1031 South Green Street. This serves as the central collection point for the storm, and UW requests all donations be directed to the aforementioned site.

Donations can be coordinated through the donation hotline 662-871-2819. Individuals in need of supplies may also call 662-871-2819.

Individuals in need of supplies

Non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies are needed at the United Way donation site at 1031 South Green Street site. This is the central collection point for the storm and request that all donations be directed to this site.

The site currently has items available such as non-perishable foods, Gatorade, water, tarps, roofing material, baby formula and more, but will continue to need donations to replenish that supply.