Three Volunteer Fire Departments assisting Alabama Tornado Victims

This press release comes from the Jones County Fire Council

JONES COUNTY, MISS. - Calhoun, Union and Powers volunteer fire departments are collecting relief supplies for the victims of the tornadoes that ravaged Lee County, Alabama. To date, 23 persons, including four children, have been confirmed dead after the two tornadoes ripped across the county Sunday. Seven people are still missing. Hundreds are displaced.

The fire departments will be collecting relief supplies all this week and have an 18 wheeler trailer that will leave Saturday afternoon to deliver the supplies to Alabama. Items needed are: personal and feminine hygiene products, baby formula/food, diapers, non-perishable food items and bottled drinks, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper plates/cups, paper towels, etc. the volunteer fire departments urge the public to please bring supplies to the following locations this week: Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department 107 Hines Road Laurel, MS 39440 Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon Powers Volunteer Fire Department 1513 Highway 184 E Laurel, MS Wednesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. until Noon. Union Volunteer Fire Department 1095 Ovett-Moselle Road Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon

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