The Salvation Army of Jackson Working To Get Disaster Assistance To Affected Storm Victims

April 21, 2011 - 11:32 AM EDT
Becky Russell
becky_russell@uss.salvationarmy.org
(601) 397-2134
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Jackson, MS – The Salvation Army of Jackson is preparing a disaster response plan for all those affected by the tornados of Friday, April 15th, 2011.

“We are working to assess the amount of damage to best identify where we can be of greatest assistance to our community. This was a devastating storm which caused significant damage to hundreds of homes and we want to help those who need it most during this crisis,” said Captain Chapman.

Derrick and Tremeka Minor were hit hard by the storm as their North East Jackson home was destroyed. The family of 4 has been given gift cards to assist with their immediate needs and our Center of Hope shelter has been opened to them for temporary housing.

“We appreciate The Salvation Army so much during this time. This assistance has helped us with the things we need right now,” said Tremeka Minor.

The Salvation Army of Jackson is partnering with the Red Cross and Catholic Charities in an effort to diminish duplication of services. Assessments are being made by agencies today to formulate a disaster response plan for the central Mississippi area. 

More than 120-thousand dollars was raised during Tuesday’s telethon with local CBS affiliate WJTV. All monies will go to helping families in the Jackson, Clinton, and Rankin county areas affected by the storms.

Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit www.salvationarmyjackson.orgor call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. You may also text the word “give” to 769-230-3270and give any amount to local disaster relief.

It is important to note that 100 percent of all donations given to The Salvation Army of Jackson are used for disaster response and will go those who need it most in our community.         

 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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