The Salvation Army Preparing for February Severe Weather

February 23, 2011 - 12:51 PM EST
Mark Jones
mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org
(601) 278-2100
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Jackson, Miss (February 23, 2011) –  With strong storms expected to crawl across northern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on Thursday, The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division has placed 32 Disaster Response units on standby. Additionally, The Salvation Army’s Disaster Warehouse in Jackson has resources ready for deployment to support any response once the storms pass.

FEMA and the National Weather Service recommend residents prepare for severe weather with the following steps:

  • Check weather radios for working batteries.
  • Review your family emergency plan.
  • Check and restock your emergency supply kit in case you are without electricity for an extended period of time.

 

“The Salvation Army has been blessed with the resources to respond to natural and manmade disasters. We are ready and willing to serve as the need arises,” stated Bill Feist, Divisional Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army will continue to monitor reports of inclement weather across the region and respond in coordination with local and state authorities.

Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. To learn more or to donate please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.

 

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About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.   

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