Make a donation today to support Rolling Fork
On Friday, March 24th, an F-4 tornado went through Rolling Fork, leaving a path of total devastation in its wake.
Residential areas and businesses in town and along Highway 61 were completely destroyed. Offices, restaurants, homes, and lives were turned upside down. However, as Mr. Rogers said, when things look overwhelming, look for the helpers. The helpers have been plenty and amazing. People have shown up with large equipment, chainsaws, lots of food and shoulders to cry on.
Update May 24, 2023 – We are two months post tornado and there is still so much to be done. Currently, many homes and businesses have been demolished, a great many trees have been cut, and a good bit of debris has been hauled away. But there is still so much debris to remove, buildings to come down, and restoration of homes and businesses to be accomplished. There aren’t as many volunteers in town as there once were but needs are still there. The Distribution Center is still operating and always needs volunteers and if you have a group wanting to provide meals one day, those are always welcome since we are very limited on food providers at this point. Call the Sharkey County Emergency Management Agency to schedule any volunteer groups. Please continue to support Rolling Fork and its recovery efforts.
You can support Rolling Fork and help those in need by donating to the following organizations.
Where to Donate
Community Foundation for Washington County
This organization is the umbrella community foundation for Sharkey County. They have a disaster fund for the South Delta that will assist Rolling Fork citizens.
Select the “South Delta Disaster Recovery Fund” when donating.
Lower Delta Partnership
We are accepting donations for the Rolling Fork Visitors Center and Museum and the Sharkey-Issaquena County Library only. If you’d like to support these entities, donate below. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
During November we are also accepting donations toward the new flag pole in the Grove of Memories that is dedicated to the memory of Sharkey County Veterans.
Rolling Fork Rising
This local non-profit’s mission is to provide an opportunity for renters to return to Rolling Fork as homeowners. They will provide new homes for former renters to purchase at a discounted price.