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Disaster relief fund set up for Yazoo County businesses

Magnolia Marketplace spent most of yesterday in Yazoo City for a story we’re working on for next week’s edition.

It’s not good. You know that by now.

What you don’t know is this: The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce has set up a fund that will help its members — and even its non-members — get back on their feet. The Chamber’s executive director Henry Cote set up the account today. He said 40 businesses were affected by the tornado; 15 of those were destroyed. They all need help.

On a personal note, if you can, please donate. Yazoo City is near and dear to me. My first job out of Ole Miss was at the Yazoo Herald. The woman I’m marrying on May 8 grew up there. Seeing the destruction yesterday was just about more than I could tolerate.

The disaster relief fund is at the Bank of Yazoo City. Make checks out to the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce Business Disaster Relief Fund. The bank’s address is 104 North Main Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

Tell your friends, and have them tell their friends.

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