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How to help those recovering from the flooding in south Mississippi

WILKINSON COUNTY- Following the recent flooding in Louisiana and South Mississippi, disaster relief is being sent to Wilkinson County. The small town of Crosby is now becoming one of the focal points of recovery. The town’s population is just over 300.

David Mallery is Executive Director of Volunteer Mississippi and says “the most difficult thing after a disaster is the long-term recovery.”
Some areas of the state are still recovering following Hurricane Katrina which landed stateside back in 2005.

“If you’re interested volunteering you’ll need to know ahead of time that they’ll need rubber gloves and rubber boots and masks…We encourage people to sign up through the website (,” Mallery said. “That way we can make sure people can get the safety training for being in those types of environments and know what they are getting into as well.”

The best way to help out, according to Mallery, is to donate money.
If you would like to volunteer or donate, go to
In Louisiana, more than 2800 people remain in shelters and an estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged.

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