- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Volunteers at Jackson State University have collected and transported supplies to flood victims in the town of Crosby, which was hit hard by recent flooding but didn’t qualify for federal disaster funds.

Dr. Ricardo Brown, dean of the College of Public Service, says cleaning supplies, water, other items and money were collected last month and donated Thursday to those in affected neighborhoods in Crosby, which is about 15 miles from the Mississippi River and about 60 miles from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where mid-August flooding affected thousands.

Brown says their goal is to help families recover and get back into their homes.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has said at least 71 homes were damaged in the Crosby and Centreville.

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