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If You Plan to Volunteer This Weekend, What You Need to Know

LOUISVILLE, Miss.–Mississippians are known for helping one another after disasters. This week has been no exception and now that you may be getting the weekend off, your help is needed. But, you want to be sure not to just put the tools in the truck and head right to a work area, say people organizing volunteers.

If you’re headed to Louisville, you need to go to the Winston County/Louisville coliseum.

“If you want to volunteer, the coliseum is the place to be,” said William McCulley, coordinating the effort in Louisville. He spoke at a Thursday news conference. “Any volunteers who do come to the coliseum to request assignments will need to sign in. They are at times overrun with people making donations or who need assistance.”

He said there are two numbers to call for information. They are 662-803-5295 and 662-803-5288.

He said there is also a fund specifically for Winston County set up through Renasant Bank where you can donate to the Winston Community Disaster Relief Fund.

If you are headed to Tupelo or Pearl or anywhere else that was affected by tornadoes, you can register through volunteermississippi.org.

Chainsaws and heavy equipment could be heard in both Louisville and Tupelo as volunteers who had already registered gave of their time and backs and hands this week.

Here is a report from Craig Horton on the scene:

Thanks to MK Davis and Craig Horton for being on scene for News Mississippi

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