Nashville Salvation Army Dispatches Mobile Kitchen To Aid Tornado Survivors

January 30, 2013 - 4:43 PM EST
Jennifer Eldridge
jennifer_eldridge@uss.salvationarmy.org
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Nashville Salvation Army Dispatches Mobile Kitchen To Aid Tornado Survivors

Nashville, TN (January 30, 2013) - The Salvation Army in Nashville responded to a call for assistance at the Ranchwood Mobile Home Park located at 2510 Dickerson Pike in Nashville, Tennessee. There are approximately 35 units located in the park in which 75% of residences were affected by the early morning strong storms, 8 of the homes were reported completely inhabitable.  Many of the homes had trees through the roofs and walls, in addition to other types of damage. 

The Salvation Army Disaster response crew reported that many of the families were shaken up due to the early morning storms and were very grateful to have a hot lunch provided to them.  Over 50 hot lunches were served off The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding Canteen.  Salvation Army employee, Kristen Gillespie, said, “We served a grandmother who was caring for her grandchildren that was very grateful to have a hot lunch.”

Another couple in the neighborhood was awoken this morning when a tree collapsed through their roof and pinned them down in bed.  Early responders were able to free them of the entrapment.  Gillespie said, “After the shock of being trapped, the couple had very high spirits.”

The Salvation Army will continue to assess the storm damage in surrounding communities and continue assistance as needed.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Disaster Response, please visit our website www.salarmy-nashville.org or call 615-242-0411.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established 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 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 spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

About The Salvation Army Nashville
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 www.salarmy-nashville.org.

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