South MS Tornado Recovery:
SBA Assistance Available
Donate goods - PriorityOne Bank will be collecting donation items at all branch locations.
Plastic Food Containers
Pet Food & Supplies
Cleaning Supplies - Pinesol, Lysol, Trash Bags, Buckets,
Dawn Dish Liquid
Plastic Totes W/Lids
5 Gal Buckets W/Lids
Hand Tools - Hammer/ Pliers/ Screwdrivers/Saws
First Aid Kits
Other Drop- Off Locations:
208 S. Main St., Petal
Keg and Barrel, 1311 Hardy Street (kitchen side)
SoPro Tap Room, 301 Mobile Street
Hattiesburg Calvary Baptist Church, 3139 Oak Grove Rd, Hattiesburg
Southern Miss Athletics, 118 College Drive)
United Way of Southeast Mississippi, 210 W Front Street (clothes only)
Forrest General Emergency Department Department Triage, 6051 US 49, Hattiesburg (clothes only)
Buffalo Wild Wings will be a dropping point for anyone that wants to help support the survivors of the tornado. We will be collecting items from 9am-10pm daily. Anyone that drops off items , we will have free wing cards for you.
Smoothie King on Hardy Street
Hillcrest Hall at USM, 6263 US Highway 49 (donations will go to William Carey Students)
The Spectrum Center, 210 S. 25th Ave., hattiesburg. "We are collecting donations of clothing, food items, pet care items, baby items, cleaning supplies, etc. We will also provide resources af far as we are able to those in need. They can stop by the center and pick up what we have available at that time. They can also contact us through our Facebook page with a list of specific items needed, and we will to our best to fulfill those needs.
Purvis Public Library 122 Shelby Speights Dr. Purvis, MS 39475
Kuntry Kidz Youth Foundation is sponsoring a school uniform and supply drive for Petal and Hattiesburg tornado victims. Drop off times are from 9-4PM Monday-Friday at R3SM, Grace Temple Church, and Exclusive Looks Barber Shop.
Center for Families and Children, 201 West Central Avenue, Petal, MS 39465 (school uniforms and supplies, https://www.facebook.com/CFFCPetal) 601-584-4704
Trinity Episcopal Church, 509 West Pine Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 - Walmart or VISA Gift Cards
Lumberton Public Library | 106 W. Main | Lumberton, MS 39455
Keesler Federal Credit Union Branches, collecting supplies to be distributed as needed
Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union - All branches collecting supplies to help relief victims. Operating hours and branch locations are available at http://sunbeltfcu.org/locations-hours.html
The Venue at the Bakery is Collecting school uniforms and supplies
Buckle (clothing store inside Turtle Creek mall) - clothes only
How else can you help?
Feed someone - You can support food banks across the Pine Belt take a look at their website www.feedms.com for instructions on how you can donate to help feed the victims of Hattiesburg and Petal affected by the storm.
Help William Carey students - William Carey University suffered massive damage from the storm. The Hattiesburg Campus is closed until further notice and are unable to accept on-site volunteers until it is safe. At this time the students' physical needs have been met, but financial assistance is needed. Donations can be made online at www.wmcarey.edu/advancement.
Donations for students should be marked as "Student Tornado Relief." Donations for recovery efforts should be marked "Tornado Damage Fund."
Volunteer your time - Volunteer Hattiesburg/Volunteer Mississippi is the designated agency for all coordinated volunteer efforts. They are working with the City of Hattiesburg and local emergency management groups to make sure assignments and hours are kept organized.