“We are freshmen at the University of Arkansas. We were passing through Silver City on our way from spring break in Gulf Shores and stopped to see if there was anything we can do to help. Today is the first time we have seen tornado damage like this, and it made us realize how small we are. None of these people could control what happened to them. This tornado showed how easy it is to lose your life or home in a natural disaster.
We watched people stop by to help or give out food. Our fraternity does a lot of charitable events, and we want to help organize a fundraiser to help some of these folks who lost everything. Tragedies can bring out the best in humanity – we want to be a part of that.”
Tommy, Atticus, and Luke
Last Friday night, a tornado plowed through Mississippi, destroying much of Rolling Fork and Silver City. These small Delta towns are 30 miles north of my hometown of Yazoo City, and I often drive through this area when I go home. I went to Silver City on Saturday to help share their stories.
Here are two ways to help residents of Silver City:
Donate to the GoFundMe set up by Camille Rogers, an Alderman in Silver City
Donate to the fund for Silver City set up at Guaranty Bank in Belzoni.
Silver City Relief Fund
P.O. Box 657
Belzoni, MS 39038-0657