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Volunteer Newsletter

March 2021

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               Disaster Volunteers

Spring is typically the time of year when the most severe weather strikes Mississippi. In 2020 Mississippi experienced 82 tornadoes, according to the MEMA (Mississippi Emergency Management Agency) website. In April alone, 24 tornadoes were confirmed, one of which set a record as the third widest tornado in U.S. history.

Recovery is a difficult and lengthy process, and volunteers are essential to any community that experiences any type of emergency. As a general rule, volunteers fall into two categories: (1) disaster relief and (2) long-term recovery.  The term "disaster relief" refers to the initial clean-up and protection of property following a disaster, and the term "long-term recovery" refers to the rebuilding process, which can take weeks, months, or even years. 
As much as you may want to help as soon as disaster strikes, MEMA asks that you not self-deploy. In many cases, having volunteers on site who are not affiliated with an emergency management team can create more complications. However, if you are not affiliated with such a team but would still like to be contacted in the event of a disaster, you can be placed on a call list. By doing so, you are not committing to being a volunteer; you are simply making yourself available to be contacted. At the time of contact you may choose to volunteer or not. 

Click here to sign up to be on the call list for potential volunteer service in the aftermath of a disaster. (Please note this form is for Northeast Mississippi only.)

Click here for more information and to register.



If you prefer to stay home but still want to volunteer in some capacity, consider some remote volunteer opportunities. There is so much good that can be done without leaving your house. Click here for some ideas.

Want to educate people about breast cancer awareness and help save lives? Become a virtual global educator with Know Your Lemons FoundationClick here for details.

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When you volunteer at our nonprofits, please remember to follow all safety precautions, including wearing a mask and social distancing.


Are you still not sure what types of volunteer opportunities are available in Northeast Mississippi?

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- Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes

- Agape Health Services

- Aiming for Healthy Families

- Alzheimer's Association Mississippi

- A.M.E.N., Inc.

- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Amory Food Pantry

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic

- Ashley's Angels

- Autism Center of North

- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry

- Banah Pregnancy Testing Center

- Belmont UMC Community Food Pantry

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares

- CATCH Kids, Inc.

- Child on a Mission

- Church After School Association (C.A.S.A.)

- Churches United Food Depot of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling

- Comfort Creatures of   
  Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal

- CREATE Foundation

- Diaper Bank of the Delta

- Early Childhood Coalition

- Eight Days of Hope

- El Centro

- Empowering Our Girls

- English as a Second

- EXCEL, Inc.

- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry

- Faith Haven

- Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

- First Choice Center for Women

- Five Horizons Health Services

- Food Depot of Tishomingo County

- For the Love of Paws Corp

- Fulton UM Church Food

- Girl Scouts Heart of the

- GumTree Museum of Art

- Help for Us, Inc.

- Helpful Samaritan Food 

- Helping Hands Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

- Hope Unbridled

- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch

- Keep Tupelo Beautiful

- Know Your Lemons Foundation

- Lee County 4-H

- Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center

- Life Saver Empowering Girls

- Link Centre

- Magnolia Foundation

- Make-A-Wish Mid-South

- Meals on Wheels

- Memory's Magical Dresses

- Mission Okolona

- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)

- Mississippi Votes

- Mobile Manna

- MS Project Package

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency

- New Beginnings


- NextAge Mississippi

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity

- North Mississippi Exchange Family Center

North Mississippi Kidney

- Oren Dunn City Museum

- Oxford Film Festival

- Parkgate Health Services

- Pontotoc Baptist Association Food Pantry

- Pontotoc Habitat for

- Reconnect 4 Autism

- Regional Rehabilitation

- SAFE, Inc.

- Saints' Brew

- Sally Kate Winters Family Services

- Salvation Army of Houston

- Salvation Army of Pontotoc

- Salvation Army of Tupelo

- Sanctuary Hospice

- Second Chances Animal

- SheNs Grandparent Community Development Foundation

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

- Southerncare Hospice

- Special Education and Handicap Bowling Association

- Stand Beside Her North Mississippi

- St. Luke Food Pantry

- Talbot House

- The Arc of Northeast

- The Gordon Community and Cultural Center

- The Refuge Foster Care

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan Center

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
 Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic

- Tupelo Community Theatre

- Tupelo Housing Authority

- Tupelo Lee Humane Society

- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition

- Tupelo Lions Club

- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club

- Union County Good Samaritan

- Union County Historical Society

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