The Salvation Army Providing Relief As Flooding Pounds The Florida Panhandle

April 30, 2014 - 5:24 PM EDT
Erin Kanter
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 30, 2014) – Following the 24 inches of rain that fell overnight along the Gulf Coast, The Salvation Army is on the ground in places like Pensacola, FL, and Mobile, AL, providing food, shelter and emotional and spiritual support to those in need.

Two mobile feeding units have been deployed, and additional canteens and support teams are in place, ready to be mobilized at a moment’s notice. Since the severe weather outbreak began on Sunday afternoon, The Salvation Army has served 6,309 meals, 7,535 drinks, and 4,893 snacks, and has deployed 18 canteens throughout eight states affected by tornadoes and severe weather.

To support relief and long-term recovery efforts:
• Visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
• Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes”*
• Donations in the form of checks designated to “April 2014 Tornado and Flood Relief” may be mailed to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

For more information on The Salvation Army’s response, visit, or

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and data rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating, you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; text HELP to 80888 for help.

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 more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit