American Red Cross
The North Mississippi chapter of the American Red Cross is one of eight chapters under the umbrella of Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi. Most people are familiar with the Red Cross's immediate and outstanding response to disasters, but some may not know that they offer assistance in a variety of ways all year long:
- Training in first aid, CPR, water safety, and more
- Free disaster preparedness education classes
- Blood collection
- Relay urgent messages to U.S. armed service members
- Works with global Red Cross to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations
To learn more about Red Cross, visit their website
. You may also want to attend their virtual open house on January 21 at 6:00 pm to find out about volunteering.
SOCKS AND SCIVVIES DRIVE
There's still time to collect socks and underwear for our drive. Donations will be collected on Monday, January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King National Day of Service. The two drop-off locations will be All Saints' Episcopal Church (608 W. Jefferson) and Midtown Pointe Food Court (699 S. Gloster) in Tupelo. Drop-off times are 10:00-2:00.
If you have not submitted our Volunteer Activity Report for December yet, please do so by January 15.
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