If you are interested in volunteering to help in recovery efforts, local volunteers are being coordinated through Samaritan's Purse. Simply visit the Samaritan's Purse website and fill out the online form.


Families In Need

If you or someone you know is in need, please contact Carterville Baptist Church, located in Petal, MS, at 601-584-9457. Carterville Baptist Church is hosting Samaritan's Purse, an international organization that partners with local churches in disaster-stricken areas to provide emergency relief. 

Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists thousands of volunteers to assist victims of natural disasters in the United States. The organization often remains in the community beyond the initial relief effort to rebuild or restore houses for families in need.



Donations can be taken to one of the following locations: Find a location here.


Disaster Relief Contact Information

Emergency Management District Office: 601-544-5911

Forrest County 361 Shelter Number: 601-544-5833

Hattiesburg Action Line: 601-545-4500

Forrest County Switchboard: 601-545-6000

Petal City Hall: 601-545-1776

United Way (to volunteer): 601-545-7141

United Way (request for help): 1-800-451-1954

Red Cross: 601-582-8151 or 1-800-733-2767