WLOX Editorial: Tornado victims need your help

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Storms claimed the lives of at least 19 people in Mississippi and Georgia last weekend. Dozens more are hurting. Four of those killed were our neighbors in the Hattiesburg area. More than a thousand homes are damaged in Mississippi and lives turned upside down.

Of course, the people here in South Mississippi are not strangers to natural disaster. And already many of you are helping. You deserve and have our respect and admiration.

For others, please consider helping. You can donate to a number of organizations including the Pine Belt Community Foundation, Salvation Army, Red Cross or others and designate your giving to tornado relief.

We were fortunate that these storms did not hit us. Please consider helping those who were not so fortunate.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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