The Salvation Army Expands Disaster Response in Alabama and Mississippi

April 30, 2011 - 12:50 AM EDT
Mark Jones
mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org
(601) 278-2100
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Jackson, MS - Three days after storms pounded Mississippi and Alabama, The Salvation Army’s Disaster response continues to expand into affected areas. Currently, thirty-eight feeding units and one shower trailer are actively serving in Mississippi and Alabama.

Mobile Feeding units from Alabama and Mississippi are now being reinforced with additional units from Florida and Georgia.

“Throughout the day on Friday local and state authorities continued to request additional resources from The Salvation Army, as new pockets of need continued to present themselves,” stated Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army’s ALM Division.  “The public has entrusted The Salvation Army with the resources to minister to communities in need and this mobilization is a true picture of that trust.”

Currently, EDS personnel are providing food, beverages, and emotional/spiritual care to storm victims in Alabama and Mississippi. Thousands were served on Friday. Additional resources, such as clean-up kits, are being made available as needed in a number of areas. The Salvation Army has deployed its four stall mobile shower trailer to Mathiston, MS.

The Salvation Army has also deployed an Emotional and Spiritual Care team to Phil Campbell, AL where most of the village was leveled. The team will provide for the emotional needs of residents coping with the loss of life.  

 

 

Canteen/Vehicle

State

County

Site Detail

Anniston, AL - DRV 16

AL

Calhoun

Fire Station; 1552 Ap Hollingsworth Road; Wellington, AL

Anniston, AL – Van

AL

Calhoun

Ohatchee, AL

Fort Payne, AL - DRU 1

AL

Dekalb

Broadway Baptist Church; 99 McCurdy Ave S; Rainsville, AL

Montgomery, AL  DRV 17

AL

Elmore

Eclectic, AL

Laurel, MS - DRV 16

AL

Franklin

Rescue Squad - Mobile Morgue; Phil Campbell, AL

Georgia 01

AL

Jackson

Stevenson, AL

Georgia 02

AL

Jackson

Bridgeport, AL

Georgia 03

AL

Jackson

Higdon, AL (Baptist Church)

Georgia 04

AL

Jackson

County Rd 88; Pisgah, AL - Lucky's Supermarket (next to Town Hall)

Baton Rouge, LA - DRV 18

AL

Jefferson

Pratt City, AL; Corner of Cherry Ave & Hwy 78

Birmingham - 15 psgr van

AL

Jefferson

Fultondale, AL; Library

Birmingham, AL - DRV 18

AL

Jefferson

Pleasant Grove, AL - City Hall

Florida 01 - Vero Beach, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

Tallahassee, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

 Tampa, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

St Augustine, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

 Titusville, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

West Pasco, FL

AL

Jefferson

 

Lake Charles, LA - DRV 18

AL

Jefferson

Unknown

Dothan, AL - DRV 18

AL

St. Clair

Roaming; Pell City, AL

Birmingham, AL - MFU

AL

Walker

Roaming; Cordova, AL

Decatur, AL - MFU

AL

Lawrence

County Road 214; Chaleybeate Springs AL

Huntsville, AL - DRV 18

AL

Madison

Publix; corner of Jordan Ln & Jeff Rd; Harvest, AL

Pascagoula, MS - DRV 16

AL

Marion

City Hall; Hackleburg, AL

Alexandria, LA - DRV 18

AL

Marshall

Salv Army; 1336 Gunter Ave; Guntersville, AL

Gadsden, AL - DRU 1

AL

Marshall

Salv Army; 1336 Gunter Ave; Guntersville, AL

Shreveport, LA - DRV 18

AL

Marshall

Gutnersville Recreation Center; 1500 Sunset Dr; Guntersville, AL

Columbus, MS - DRV 17

AL

Tuscaloosa

Holt High School, Tuscaloosa

Florida 07 - Panama City, FL

AL

Tuscaloosa

 

Florida 08 - Pensacola, FL

AL

Tuscaloosa

 

Florida 09 - Jacksonville, FL

AL

Tuscaloosa

 

Florida 10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL

AL

Tuscaloosa

 

Mobile - DRV 18

AL

Tuscaloosa

Corner of 10th Ave & 29th St; Tuscaloosa

Selma, AL - MFU

AL

Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa, AL – Roving

Jackson - DRV 20

MS

Lafayette

Pineflat Methodist Church; County Road 422; Oxford, MS

Jackson - MFU

MS

Lafayette

Pineflat Methodist Church; County Road 422; Oxford, MS

Meridian, MS - DRV 18

MS

Kemper

Coy United Methodist Church; 393 Hwy 21; Preston, MS

Tupelo, MS - DRV 18

MS

Monroe

63432 Hwy 25 N; Smithville, MS (in front of Smithville Pharmacy)

Shower Trailer

 

Wester

Mathiston, MS

Additionally, The Salvation Army is responding in other southern states.

Arkansas –An EDS mobile feeding unit has been sent to the Pocahontas area of Randolph County.  The main levee protecting that town from the Black River has broken as of 10:00am today.  Highway 67 between Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge is under water. 

Tennessee – EDS personnel are actively serving residents of Cleveland, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Dyersburg, Greenville, and Memphis.  Additional units are on standby throughout the state ready to respond as needed. 

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Warehouse and Command Center in Jackson is being utilized to manage the widespread response across Alabama and Mississippi.  

If you would like to help victims of the tornadoes and storms please give online to: www.salvationarmyusa.organd mark them for April 2011 Tornado Outbreak or text “GIVE” to 80888 or you can give by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.

Financial donations are needed to support disaster relief efforts.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.salvationarmyusa.orgor call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.  Donors may text “GIVE” to 80888.  Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.  

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