The Salvation Army's Relief Effort Ends in Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. (February 1, 2012) – Monday evening, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services ended its seven-day emergency meal and hydration service with dinner for storm survivors in the Birmingham area.
Since Monday, January 23, The Salvation Army provided more than 4,100 meals, over 8,800 drinks and almost 7,000 snacks . Additionally, the Salvation Army provided over 300 cleanup kits to the more than 244 homes affected by the storms. Each clean up kit included a mop, bucket, cleaning supplies, brooms, and other useful cleaning items.
Limited recovery assistance is available through The Salvation Army’s Social Service office at 2130 11th Avenue North in Birmingham. Residents will primarily be referred to community support services available through the local and state government.
“We are now scaling back our feeding and relief operations. The Salvation Army is providing limited emergency recovery support through its social services office but we’ll remain available to provide additional relief as needed,” explains Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army continues to provide long term recovery support for those affected by the April Tornado outbreak. Financial donations are needed and can be made to The Salvation Army at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769). Please follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.
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 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. 83 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.