Mississippi Delta Disaster Relief Center
Our Mississippi Delta Disaster Relief Center located in Clarksdale, Mississippi has been in operation since just after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2006. A 55,000 square foot warehouse was acquired on a 10-acre parcel with a railhead. Its purpose was to become the only civilian disaster relief center for southeastern United States. It was cited by NBC as, “the largest civilian disaster relief effort in the history of the United States”. The center is designed to feed people and provide type-2 diabetes and hypertension screening and prevention education. Five staff are required to maintain the center and also act as para-professional diabetes and hypertension screeners and nutritional educators.