The Salvation Army of Georgia Serves 700 Dinners to Local Shelters in Augusta, Georgia

February 15, 2014 - 9:29 AM EST
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The Salvation Army of Georgia Serves 700 Dinners to Local Shelters in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, GA (February 15, 2014) – Last night, The Salvation Army served 700 meals to people who are without power, including those in local shelters and a few senior housing communities. As power is restored,service locations are being updated.

“We are blessed to be able to come together and serve those in need during this disaster,” says Major Tony Perez, Augusta Area Commander.

Salvation Army canteens from around the state (Vidalia, Dublin, Atlanta, Gainesville and Griffin) join the Augusta canteen to help serve breakfast, lunch and supper to those still without power.

The updated service area is as follows:

  • Richmond County Shelter 2920 Mike Padgett Hwy Augusta, GA 30906 (Note: This shelter replaces the shelter which was at the May Park Community Center, 622 4th St, Augusta, GA 30901, which is now closed)
  • Jefferson County High School 1157 Warrior Trail Louisville, GA
  • Burke County National Guard 262 South Liberty St. Waynesboro, GA
  • Legacy Walton Oaks 602 Fairhope Street Augusta, GA

It is possible that other shelter locations and communities in need willbe added to the list as need is assessed. The organization is expecting to serve over 1000 meals per day and will continue until service is no longer needed.

The Salvation Army of Augusta will continue to offer emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families seeking refuge from the cold at the Center of Hope, located at 1384 Greene Street. Due to capacity limitations, people are encouraged to first seek shelter at one of the community shelters listed above.

The Salvation Army is grateful for any monetary donations to help offset the cost of response during Winter Storm Pax. Please donate at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or www.salvationarmyusa.org. For more information on this disaster, and how you can help, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

If you like to donate bottled water or food for those affected by the storm, you may do so at our Center of Hope (1384 Greene Street).

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About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyaugusta.org.

Prepared by: Beth Bargeron, Marketing and PR Director, Greater Augusta Area Command

Cell Phone:706-421-3047

Email:  Beth_Bargeron@uss.salvationarmy.org

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