May 2nd Canteen Operations For Alabama and Mississippi

May 01, 2011 - 10:57 PM EDT
Mark Jones
(601) 278-2100
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Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) personnel continue to meet material, emotional, and spiritual needs across the southern United States.  Currently, EDS crews are at work in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. 

After five days of intense service, several locations are scaling back response efforts while some locations hit particularly hard by the storms are still in need of daily feeding and spiritual care.

Alabama/Mississippi– Currently, 40 Salvation Army EDS feeding units and one shower trailer are actively serving in Mississippi and Alabama.  Over the last five days, tens of thousands of meals and drinks have been distributed.  On Friday and Saturday alone, EDS teams served 30,820 meals and 51,072 drinks.  1,314 people received emotional and spiritual care so crucial to Salvation Army disaster response. 






Jackson County, AL

Vidalia, GA

Pisgah (location forthcoming)



Atlanta, GA AC

Higdon Baptist Church



Savannah, GA

Flat Rock Community Center

684 County Road 326, Flat Rock, AL



Augusta, GA DRU 1



Madison County, AL

Huntsville, AL

Publix Shopping Center

Jeff Rd/Hwy 53


Calhoun County, AL

Anniston, AL

Webster’s Chapel Baptist Church

3091 New Liberty Road

Wellington, Alabama



Hattiesburg, MS

New Police Dept in Ohache, AL


Lawrence County, AL

Decatur, AL




New Orleans, LA DRV-20

Chaleybeate Springs Baptist Ch.

2751 Cnty Rd 214, Hillsboro, AL


Franklin County, AL




Dekalb County, AL

Fort Payne, AL

City of Shiloh (north of Ider)


Marshall County, AL

Alexandria, AL DRV-18

Ruth Volunteer FD

3075 Matt Morrow Road, Arab, AL



Gadsden, AL DRU 1

Gunters Landing Subdivision

1000 Gunters Landing Road

Guntersville, AL



Shreveport, LA DRV-18

Guntersville Rec. Center

1500 Guntersville Drive, G’ville, AL


Cullman County

Supplied by B’ham Units

Hanceville, AL



Supplied by B’ham Unit

Holly Pond, AL


Monroe County, MS

Tupelo, MS DRV-18

Smithville Pharmacy

63432 Hwy 25 North, Smithville



Jackson, MS MFU



Tuscaloosa, AL

Columbus, MS DRV-18

Holt HS

3801 Alabama Avenue NE

Tuscaloosa, AL



Panama City, FL DRV-20

Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot in Alberta

(off of 15th Street)



Pensacola, FL

Alberta, AL

(location to be determined)



Jacksonville DRV-20

Forest Lake Baptist Church

107 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL



Ft. Lauderdale, FL DRV-20

Roving in the area of Holt area



Mobile DRV-18

Tuscaloosa Corps Facility



Selma MFU



Jefferson County, AL

Baton Rouge, LA DRV-18




Birmingham MFU




Birmingham DRV-18




Vero Beach, FL




Tallahassee, FL DRV-20




Tampa, FL DRV-20




St. Augustine, FL




Titusville, FL




West Pasco, FL




Lake Charles, LA DRV-18




Birmingham, AL MFU




Dothan, AL DRV-18



For more information regarding ongoing relief efforts, please visit the Newsroom at

The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support.

The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.orgor call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."  Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

P.O. Box100339

Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area.  Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident.  However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK.