Tupelo Together & Amory/Monroe County

Tupelo’s neighboring town of Amory was devastated by a tornado on March 23, 2023, which took the lives of several Amory area residents and altered the lives of others through the destruction of property.

As our region deals with the aftermath of this deadly tornado, we have opportunities to help them rebuild and recover. Many local organizations are collecting necessities to deliver to those who have been affected. If you would like to assist with the recovery efforts, here are ways to help:


Please click on the logo to donate through the Create Foundation's Monroe County Disaster Relief Fund.


To donate through the American Red Cross, please click below.


Find a list of many tornado relief resources on the Mississippi Economic Council's website by clicking the image below..

After the recent natural disaster that hit Mississippi, many communities and families are in need of help. So many have already shown amazing support in helping contribute towards the disaster relief efforts, but there is a lot of work to be done and no donation is too small. If you or your organization would like to help in any way, we encourage you to use the resources linked below. MEDC offers up our deepest sympathy for those dealing with this disaster. If you have any other forms of relief that your community is offering, please let us know so that we can continue to share these resources with our members.


If you are looking to volunteer time or resources, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials ask that you do not self-deploy but instead volunteer in coordination with Volunteer Mississippi. Click here to visit the Volunteer Mississippi website.

The Community Foundation of Washington County covers the counties affected by the tornado. CFWC has been “boots on the ground” helping with long-term disaster recovery efforts in Washington, Sharkey, Issaquena, and Humphreys counties since 2016. CFWC’s South Delta Disaster Recovery Fund ensures relief and recovery money stays local. Here is a link to where people can donate to the fund: -

United Way of West Central Mississippi is collecting donations of water at their office in Vicksburg. It is also accepting monetary donations on its chapter website, and organization leaders ask you to specify “Rolling Fork” in the donation notes.

Mercy Chefs is a nonprofit that provides meals to victims, first responders, and volunteers who are on the scene of the tornado damage. To donate to their cause, click here.

Resources Available for those that have been Impacted:

FEMA has made available federal assistance for affected individuals in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties. Individuals can visit or call 1-800-621-3362

The Mississippi Department of Human Services has allowed SNAP households that lost food to receive replacement food if they submit a MDHS-EA-508 form at their local MDHS office within 10 days of the disaster. Click here for Replacement & Disaster SNAP FAQs.

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid has enacted a state of emergency that allows affected Medicaid patients to receive early refills and additional prescriptions above the standard monthly limits.

For more information, please visit

Mississippi SBDC - Current Disaster Relief Information