MEMA and UMCOR “Disaster Assistance Centers” Serving those in Need

PEARL, Miss. – This week, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief served have served more than a hundred Mississippians at our Disaster Assistance Centers. Jones, Jefferson Davis and Covington County eligible residents have the chance to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance.

Week One, Monday-Thursday resulted in 188 disaster survivor consults, 119 FEMA Applications and four SBA applications.

In total, 1,156 Mississippians in the three federally declared disaster counties have applied for individual assistance. At this time, $1,405,923.37 has been approved for disaster survivors in Jones, Jefferson Davis and Covington Counties.

Currently there are four disaster locations that are open:

Covington County: Seminary United Methodist Church, 208 Pine Street, Seminary, MS 39479

Jefferson Davis County: LL Roberts United Methodist Church, 247 General Robert E Blount, Bassfield, MS 39421

Jones County: Gitano United Methodist Church, #4 Spillway Road, Soso, MS 39480

The Disaster Assistance Centers are open: Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.