The law firm at the center of the Panama offshore accounts scandal routinely usurped the name of the Red Cross and other charities to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable funds, two newspapers involved in the investigation reported Sunday.
The Red Cross is looking for donated office space in Columbus.
City officials in Booneville say four defibrillators have been donated by a hospital for use in the event residents suffer heart attacks on city property.
Recently, Mayors Robert Smith of Columbus and Scott Ross of West Point signed proclamations designating March as Red Cross Month. For 95 years, the Red Cross has played an important role in helping people in the Golden Triangle area. It was in 1917 that the local chapters were founded in response to the events of World War I.
When Perneatha Evans moved back to the Golden Triangle from Las Vegas, she knew she wanted to make a difference in the community. What better way to do that than to volunteer with the American Red Cross, she thought.
It was February 2001. Straight-line winds had devastated downtown Columbus, sending glass, metal and other debris scattered across the streets.
Ways to donate time and money, locally, statewide and and nationally, to the victims of the April 27 tornado outbreak.
The Red Cross has not left Starkville, but it has moved.
The Oktibbeha County branch of the American Red Cross now has a full-time office coordinator.
From the ashes of the former Oktibbeha County Red Cross, a new organization is forming to provide local disaster response services.