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Relief drive to support Mississippi tornado survivors

Mississippi tornadoes kill 23, injure dozens overnight
Posted at 8:38 AM, Apr 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-05 07:25:15-04

Catholic Charities of Acadiana is working with several agencies in Mississippi to get needed supplies to survivors of the recent deadly tornadoes.

At least 26 people died in the Central Mississippi storms.

Today, Wednesday, April 5, you can bring donations to the Catholic Charities of Acadiana Regional Disaster Warehouse, 403 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, near the intersection with E. Amedee Drive.

Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

In an effort to avoid duplications, and to make sure folks get what they need, the partners are asking for specific items.

All donated relief supplies will be transported directly to disaster responding agencies in Central Mississippi.

Here's what the groups in Mississippi are asking for:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet tissue
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Tarps (20’ x 50’ or greater)
  • Flashlights

They're also looking for volunteers to help receive donations, and to package them for safe travel to Mississippi.
To sign up for a shift to help, click here.

Questions about volunteering? Reach out to Sarah Baquet at or 337-235-4972 ext. 1222