The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama Responds to Coast Guard Helicopter Crash

February 29, 2012 - 2:29 PM EST
Patricia Finkbohner
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Mobile, AL (February 29, 2012) - The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is deploying its canteen to Fowl River Marina in response to the tragic loss of United States Coast Guard helicopter. The Salvation Army will be on site assisting the first responders by providing food and water.

"The Coast Guard stationed here in Mobile has been a great friend to The Salvation Army," says Major Hill, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama.  "They most recently volunteered with our Angel Tree and Christmas Programs, insuring that thousands of children were able to have a happy Christmas.  Our prayers are with these men and women and their families."


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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to