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2010 Disaster Responses

Disaster Relief logoAn earthquake hit Haiti in January, and Mississippi was on initial response team. Later we sent 2 medical teams that treated over 1500 patients. $300,000 sent to Florida for assistance to the recovery. Plans are to continue work as soon as we are past the extreme heat and tropical storms. A Mississippi couple has worked to coordinate the rebuild and response efforts.

Mississippi responded in a very strategic way in sending over 7000 buckets to Haiti from the “Buckets of Hope” for Haiti.

Following the Tsunami in American Samoa Don Gann went there to help with the planning for response. Later Donna Swarts and Kay Cassibry led a Childcare response to assist children with emotional needs resulting from the disaster.

April 25-May 2 Mississippi was hit with tornadoes in Yazoo City. 1200 meals were served, 64 chainsaw and recovery jobs were completed, 98 families used the shower facilities, and 13 families received laundry done. Benton/Tippah Association had 10,800 meals served, 41 chainsaw and recovery jobs completed, 66 families used the shower facilities, and 19 families received laundry done. 183 volunteers assisted in this effort.

Teams were sent into New England and the Tennessee/Kentucky area to respond to the flooding. Jackson County, Gulf Coast, and Pearl River associations all responded with teams.