District Response to the Tornado Disaster
in the Hattiesburg/Petal Area
March 9, 2017
 
1.  Cash Donations.  Foundation will receive and disburse financial contributions. 
            a. Clubs and individuals can donate at:
Rotary District 6840 Foundation
c/o Alford & Alford
384 Voters Road Suite 103
Slidell, LA 70461
 
Please put the word Disaster in the memo line.
 
b. Clubs may apply for a grant from the Foundation for recovery work.  Go to rotary6840.org and click on the District 6840 Foundation tab.  On the next page click on the Project Request and Acceptance Form in the left column.
 
For questions about financial contributions or club grants, contact Ace Necaise at anecaise@gmail.com.
 
2.  Service Opportunities and Item Donations
Volunteer Hattiesburg.   The Volunteer Response Centers have been closed for immediate disaster relief aid. To help with long-term recovery efforts, please contact Chris Adams at 601.818.5899.  There are several non-profit organizations that the local Rotary Clubs have supported that can be contacted for either services they provide or services they themselves need.  These include the Salvation Army Hattiesburg, Edwards Street Fellowship Center, Kuntry Kids Youth Foundation, and William Carey University.
Red Cross.  To find out what opportunities are available through the Red Cross, go to http://www.redcross.org/local/mississippi/tornado-information-response