Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service workers assist in Lincoln County

April 30, 2014 - 8:38 PM EDT
Jason Martin
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NASHVILLE, TN, April 30, 2014 — With specific needs assessed, The Salvation Army Kentucky/Tennessee Division deployed a mobile feeding unit to Lincoln County, TN on Wednesday morning. As of 5pm, The Salvation Army EDS team from Nashville has provided, 318 meals, 211 drinks, 207 snacks, and 3 people with emotional and spiritual support. EDS staff will be back in Lincoln County on Thrusday to reassess the needs of the community. 

The EDS team canvassed areas hit the hardest. One of those areas was the South Lincoln Estates subdivision located in the city of Fayetteville. While, most homes recieved moderate to severe damage, several were completely destroyed by Monday night's tornado. 

As residents begin to pickup the pieces, many are still in shock. "I don't think the reality of what happened has set in for most of the people here." said Lieutenant Chris Reckline, officer of The Salvation Army's Citadel Corps in Madison, TN. In addition to providing food and water to those in need Lt. Reckline also prayed with those in need. As an officer in The Salvation Army, ordination as a minister is just one facet of their  training that is called on in disasters. "Often times, that prayer or those kind words mean more to people than you realize. It's what makes The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts unique." 

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Donors are encouraged to give online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You can also 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 to support our disaster relief work in  Lincoln County may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

On your check, please designate:  "2014 Tornado & Flood Relief."

Your donations make a real difference:

  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
  • A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
  • A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
  • A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
  • Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 

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Videos of our Lincoln County work can be found here

About Nashville Area Command:
The Salvation Army, a faith-based non-profit serving Nashville since 1890, extends assistance to individuals and families in greatest need, enabling them to lift themselves from crisis to stability. Nearly 40,000 individuals in the Nashville community receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from emergency services, disaster relief for victims, outreach to the elderly and ill, transitional housing for the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, Angel Tree Christmas assistance and much more. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to directly support our programs and services in our community. For more information, go to  

About The Salvation Army, International:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination

*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 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help..