Resource Center to Open Following Pearl River Flood

Pearl, Miss. – Following the Pearl River Flood Event, members of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), along with Hinds County EOC and the city of Jackson, are opening a Resource Center, Friday, February 21, 2020.

The Resource Center is located at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Miss. Operating hours for the Resource Center are:

  • Friday, February 21, 2020            8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020       8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020           1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday – Friday                             8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Survivors/Clients may request services from organized volunteer groups for outside debris cleanup and interior muck out and removal.

Representatives of The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Methodist Committee on Recovery and Catholic Charities will be available to assist with short term housing, food, clothing, and other needs.  Spiritual and Emotional Care providers will also be available. The Department of Mental Health is also available for assistance: 1-877-210-8513.

Survivors/Clients in the city of Jackson may call the 311 line or the non-emergency line for the City of Jackson (601) 960-1234 to request assistance.

MEMA has also set up a Disaster Survivor Assistance helpline 1-800-434-4243 for the flood survivors seeking assistance. This helpline will be active Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Those desiring to volunteer to assist survivors/clients can contact the Central MS Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits (601) 698-0061 ext. 13 or email karla.edwards@alliancems.org for connection to opportunities and groups.