Salvation Army Work Continues in Branson, Missouri

March 02, 2012 - 11:35 PM EST
Danni Eickenhorst
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Branson, MO (March 2, 2012) The Salvation Army continues to provide needed assistance to those in the Branson area that were affected by Wednesday's damaging storms.  A Salvation Army mobile feeding unit (canteen) is currently stationed outside the Branson Mall and providing food, water and snacks to anyone in need. Emotional and spiritual counseling is also available. This canteen will remain at the Branson Mall until approximately 4:30 p.m. and then begin traveling throughout the Branson area providing services.

Currently, trained Emergency Disaster Service volunteers are at the Branson Corps preparing tonight's evening meal that will be distributed on the canteen. They are preparing enough meals to feed approximately 200-250 people. However, Incident Commander, Major Robert Meyer, said The Salvation Army is capable of preparing and serving many more meals if necessary. In fact, this particular canteen is capable of preparing and serving 150 meals an hour if need be.

Tonight The Salvation Army plans to first provide canteen service to the residential areas near the Branson Corps, which were among some of the area’s hardest hit. Then the canteen will travel in a counterclockwise pattern around Branson beginning near Highways 76 and 65 delivering service directly to individuals.

So far, The Salvation Army has provided assistance to nearly 400 individuals and will continue to provide assistance for as long as there is a need.