Tornado Response Activities Continue in Louisville, MS

May 05, 2014 - 10:03 AM EDT
Thad Hicks
thad_hicks@uss.salvationarmy.org
(601) 969-6868
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Tornado Response Activities Continue in Louisville, MS

Louisville, MS (May 5, 2014) – Response activities continue in Louisville, MS., following last week’s series of deadly tornadoes that tore across the region.

Residents and organizations from all over the region have stepped up with donations for the shattered central Mississippi community.  The twister that struck the Louisville area was graded an EF4 tornado, meaning that the sustained winds were at times nearing 200 MPH.  Winds at this speed cause severe damage, easily leveling most structures.  This storm was exceptionally bad, since its path of destruction went on for almost 40 miles.   

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services have been working in the area since the first few hours after the storm, providing food, water, and support for the community.  The Salvation Army in Jackson, MS collected emergency materials for the area, and this past weekend, they sent these to Winston County.  Part of the shipment also included food, water, and snacks for the three Salvation Army mobile feeding units assigned to the area.  One of The Salvation Army volunteers serving meals in Louisville stated, “I cannot believe the amount of destruction this little county has taken.” 

It is true, that the storms have taken a toll on this small Mississippi County, but it is also very clear that they are determined to rebuild their community and their lives.  The Salvation Army commits to stand by Louisville and Winston County as they do just that.

DONATIONS:

• Text “STORM” to 80888 and reply “yes” to donate $10*
• By phone at 1-800-725-2769
• Online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/april 2014

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

*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.  Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.
 

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