Salvation Army Responds To Tornadoes In Kentucky

February 29, 2012 - 2:44 PM EST
Christopher McGown
christopher_mcgown@uss.salvationarmy.org
(502) 583-5391
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Louisville, Kentucky (February 29, 2012) – At around 1:40 this afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed the touchdown of at least one tornado in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Lieutenant Marie Inmon, is the representative responsible for The Salvation Army’s work in Hardin County, and is based in Elizabethtown.   Lt. Inmon—with the assistance of Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, Joe Hughes—is working with local, county, and state Emergency Operations Center staff along with other disaster response agencies to evaluate damage and the coordinate the appropriate response to the developing needs.

A Mobile Feeding Kitchens—Canteens—from Louisville, Kentucky has been placed at the ready and response teams are standing-by in Elizabethtown as well as in nearby Richmond, Kentucky and Bardstown, Kentucky.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit:   www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort.   The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

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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 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.  About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org

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