Using a cooperative list serve network, Mississippi credit unions are banding together this week to raise funds to help victims of last Saturday’s devastating Yazoo City tornadoes while staffers from that city’s lone-and undamaged-CU, the $9 million BenchSmart FCU, were out shopping for “care baskets.”

“We’re doing all we can to help those members who lost so much in the tornadoes,” said Priscilla Smith, a teller handling phone duty while the management staff was in nearby Jackson buying care packages of toiletries, paper goods, flashlights etc. for distribution.

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