It had been 4 years since a tornado hit the State of Mississippi. Yet again, a tornado ripped through the cities of Louisville and Tupelo, Mississippi on April 28, 2014. There were 23 counties with at least 1,201 homes destroyed or sustained major damage with a total of more than 2,459 homes affected and preliminary assessments show at least 87 businesses were destroyed or sustained major damage. Total death confirmed is 14.
On Friday, May 2, warehouse specialists, Jane Hood and Wayne Blanding with their ACS Disaster Response team, arrived in Louisville and Tupelo to help with the coordination of donated goods. Suzette, a local resident of Tupelo affected by the tornado, said “We really appreciates you all coming here and was glad we had come. Everyone treated us very well.”
As many as 300+ volunteers from various organizations and civic groups along with local ACS volunteers have donated their time in the warehouses.
Warehouse/Distribution Centers Location:
Louisville, MS 39339
On Site Manager: Wayne Blanding
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
1031 South Green Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
On Site Manager: Jane Hood
Hour of Operation: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Barbara R. Barnes & Lillie M. Buckingham, Co-Directors
Adventist Community Services
South Central Conference of SDA