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Volunteer Newsletter

December 2020

                      Steve Caygle

Meet Chief Steve Caygle of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. If you have ever considered volunteering for a VFD, Steve is the person to talk to. He is passionate about the work he does and wants others to know about the opportunities that are available for volunteers with a wide variety of interest and skills.

VFD personnel are the first on the scene, whether it's a medical, trauma, fire, or motor vehicle call. They live in the communities in which they serve, so they are usually within a few minutes' drive of the scene. Steve explains that potential volunteers need not be trained; they will receive the training they need either as a fire fighter or EMR (Emergency Medical Responder). The trainings are offered in the evening, making it easier for most people to attend.

Steve is shown here with one of the props from a Halloween party for children. 

Even if you do not have an interest in being a first responder, you can still volunteer as a member of the support staff. The Union VFD hosts events for children as well as the volunteers and their families, and support staff are always needed to make the events successful.

If you want to know more about volunteering at the Union VFD or any other VFD in Lee County, you can contact Steve at 662-213-2201 or You can visit their website by clicking here.

Thank you, Steve, for all the work you do for the Union Volunteer Fire Department!

As you're out and about shopping this holiday season, please pick up some socks and underwear that you can donate on January 18. Many people in our homeless community and other disadvantaged individuals need these essentials. We need all sizes - especially adult. Thank you!



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.

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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

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless

- Hope Unbridled

- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch

- Keep Tupelo Beautiful

- 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

- 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

Questions? Comments? 
or call 662-432-0158.
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