Local Red Cross volunteers head to Mississippi for tornado help

    Two more volunteers from the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross are headed South to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

    A message from the SEPA Red Cross chapter Saturday said the volunteers would leave within 36 hours for Mississippi, shortly after Friday’s announcement that two counselors were preparing to head to Alabama. The chapter said Friday it would send about a dozen mental health counselors to the South to help victims. Another volunteer is already in North Carolina.

    The two in Mississippi will “meet face to face with tornado victims and issue them debit cards to buy emergency relief necessities like food, clothing and shelter. They will also help them with finding additional resources beyond emergency relief,” according to a release from the Red Cross SEPA chapter.

    The Red Cross is taking donations.

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