800 have registered to help victims

Published 12:31 pm Friday, May 27, 2011

More than 800 people have registered to assist flood victims in 14 counties declared disaster areas due to flooding — and more are encouraged to do so, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service said Thursday.

Individuals and volunteer groups interested in serving affected areas after flood waters recede may register online at www.mcvs.org or call 888.353.1793 to register by phone.

“Volunteer registration allows MCVS to maximize volunteers’ impact by matching a group or individual’s skills and availability to a community’s immediate needs,” MCVS Deputy Director of Programs and Operations Brandi McNeil said. “MCVS works with state and local Emergency Managers to ensure that volunteers can safely and effectively serve those with the greatest needs in times of disaster.”

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