October 28, 2014, marked six months since tornadoes struck Lee and Itawamba counties in Northeast Mississippi, as well as Louisville, Mississippi, and other communities.
United Way of Northeast Mississippi has been involved in tornado relief efforts in our service area since the morning after the storms hit. We have managed volunteers for debris removal, helped staff the donation warehouse for Lee County, and we are still working with the long-term Community Recovery Team to help homeowners rebuild their lives.
On October 28, Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton led a program at St. Luke United Methodist Church to honor those who made an impact in the days after the storm and to celebrate the progress Tupelo has made since the tornado.
For photos from the six-month anniversary service, visit our Facebook page.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting aired their tornado documentary, Mississippi By Storm, on October 28, as well. United Way Executive Director Melinda Tidwell is one of many local residents interviewed for this hour-long program documenting the impact of these tornadoes throughout Mississippi.
(The portion highlighting United Way of Northeast Mississippi’s involvement begins at 44:11.)
For more information about this video, visit http://www.mpbonline.org/mississippibystorm/