Storm Briefs

By NEMS Daily Journal

Account set up to help Nance family
- Accounts to assist members of the Steve and Rhonda Nance family have been set up at two area banks.
The Nance Family Benefit Account was established at Regions Bank, and donations can be made at any bank branch, said Anthony Mitchell of First Baptist Church of Ashland.
A second account has been established for the Nance family at Merchants & Farmers Bank in Ashland. This is a separate account from the one established at the same bank by the Red Cross for all storm victims.
Shane, Rhonda and their 14-year-old son Wade Nance all were injured in the weekend tornado that destroyed their trailer, and all remain hospitalized in different hospitals with critical injuries.

Volunteers sought for cleanup effort
- The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service is looking for volunteers to help with cleanup in Tippah and Benton counties.
The group will open a volunteer reception center at the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department today at 8 a.m. to serve Benton and Tippah countians.
Volunteers are needed immediately to help in debris cleanup, tree removal and roof tarping. Chain saws and heavy equipment, such as excavators and bulldozers, also are needed.
Volunteers may register at the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department at 60 4th St. or by e-mailing volunteernorthms@gmail.com.
Tornado-affected residents in Benton and Tippah counties may register for help at the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department, or by e-mailing a work request to reliefnorthms@gmail.com.
Volunteers and residents may call (888) 353-1793 for more information.