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How to help tornado recovery in Hattiesburg

The weather tragedy in Hattiesburg is already sparking Mississippi’s tradition of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. There are many items you can contribute. From Gatorade and hygiene products, to blankets and phone chargers and numerous other essentials.

CLICK HERE for what you can donate, and where to take it.

The American Red Cross of Mississippi has created a support circle through churches in Hattiesburg to make sure everyone affected by the tornado on Jan. 21st is served. The following churches have agreed to be points of collection and points of distribution for donated goods in the community:


Antioch Baptist Church

1100 John St.

Hattiesburg, MS


East Jerusalem Baptist Church (This site is also a Volunteer Response Center)

410 Tipton St.

Hattiesburg, MS


West Point Baptist Church

184 Hartfield Rd

Hattiesburg, MS


Zion Chapel AME

621 New Orleans St.

Hattiesburg, MS


The Diplomat Center / The Holy Place Worship Center

723 Bowling Street

Hattiesburg, MS


In addition, volunteers and volunteer groups alike should coordinate all activities through the two

Volunteer Response Centers (VRC) so that response is most efficient. The following VRCs are open:



  • Hattiesburg VRC, coordinated by Volunteer Mississippi and the Knights of Columbus
    Location: East Jerusalem Baptist Church
    Address: 410 S. Tipton St. Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 601-606-3523


  • Petal Volunteer Response Center
    Location: Petal Civic Center
    Address: 712A S. Main Street, Petal
    Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 601-606-7465


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