2019 United Way of West Central MS Flood Relief

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2019 United Way of West Central Mississippi Flood Relief

Our community recognizes the need to help during the devastation of the recent flood in our service area. Your United Way of West Central Mississippi is here to help! Please look around this page to see items we are now collecting for those affected. We continue to distribute these items as they are brought to us.

Click HERE to make a monetary donation

Click HERE to see an ongoing list of donations received and distributed 100% to disaster relief.


Clean-Up After a Disaster Information Below

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October 09, 2019

DR-4429-MS NR 009

FEMA News Desk: (202) 714-3235

News Release

New Saturday Hours for State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers;
Columbus and Vicksburg DRCs Will Be Open on Columbus Day

JACKSON, Miss. – The State of Mississippi/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Columbus and Vicksburg have announced shorter Saturday hours. Beginning Oct. 12, the DRCs will open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. on Saturdays only.

In addition, both DRCs will be open for the federal Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The disaster recovery centers are located at:


Lowndes County

East Columbus Gym

222 Lawrence Drive

Columbus, MS 39702


Warren County

Vicksburg Mall

3505 Pemberton Square Blvd., Suite 25 Vicksburg, MS 39180


Both facilities are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency the DRCs provide one-on-one assistance to survivors of this year’s storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding.


The holiday may be a good day to visit a DRC to meet with representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other state, federal and volunteer agencies. These personnel are available at DRCs to explain their programs and to offer guidance in navigating the FEMA application process. Applicants should have their FEMA registration number and Social Security number when visiting a DRC.

Survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. To register, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).


All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).

FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may visit a temporary disaster recovery center, or contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.