Fifteen counties reported damage and flooding for severe weather Dec. 23-25, including communities in or near Clarksdale, Sardis, Holly Springs, Faulkner and Amory with Holly Springs as the hardest hit area. This extremely long-track tornado was believed to have been on the ground for at least two hours producing damage up to EF4 intensity and covering an area of up to 150 miles.

Monetary donations (including gift cards) are being requested to help the victims with their immediate needs and with the long-term efforts of rebuilding their lives. Collected funds can be sent to Catholic Charities, Jackson whose role is to assess needs of families and individuals, provide direct assistance and connect them with other service providers.  Those who prefer making a direct donation to Catholic Charities may do so at the link below.  For more information, contact Dorothy Balser at Catholic Charities: or 601-326-3725.

Volunteer support is needed for skilled labor in the Holly Springs area providing help with debris removal and home repair or building.  Interested persons can contact Lois Harrison at Sacred Heart Southern Missions: or (901) 626-5432, or by visiting the volunteering link below.

Click Here to make a monetary donation to assist those affected by the December Tornadoes and March Flooding

Interested in volunteering with disaster response work in Holly Springs?
  Click Here.

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The mission of Catholic Charities, Inc. is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love and concern for all people.  We are called to minister compassionately to all, whether Catholic or not. In fact, over 65% of the people we serve are of other faiths. Our focus is to provide quality direct services, education, and advocacy.   Services are offered regardless of faith, race, gender, or age.  Catholic Charities, Inc. is funded by federal, state, and local agencies, together with donations from the Catholic Diocese of Jackson’s Annual Service Appeal, individual donations, and private foundations.  With offices in Jackson, Natchez, and Vardaman and outreach workers throughout the Jackson Diocese, we are able to serve many Mississippians.  As all of us work together, we 
provide help and create hope…for all God’s children.

The mission of Catholic Charities is to be a visible sign of Christ's love.

Our goals are: the defense of life, to strengthen families, to empower people and to build communities.

"The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." -- Matthew 25