The Salvation Army is On the Road Again in Alabama

March 03, 2012 - 1:04 PM EST
Mark Jones
mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org
(601) 278-2100
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Huntsville, Ala. (March 3, 2012) The Salvation Army continues to provide aid to impacted areas of Alabama following Friday’s severe weather outbreak. Crews will be on the road throughout Alabama today providing compassion and care to storm weary residents.

Following the most recent wave of devastating tornadoes, EDS personnel in Decatur, Florence and Huntsville are also responding to tornado touchdowns in Limestone and Madison Counties in North Alabama. In Athens, Ala., a mobile feeding unit from Decatur is located at the intersection of Nick Davis & E. Limestone with food and drinks, and in Madison County two mobile feeding units are roving the hardest hit areas around Harvest, providing food and drinks as well as spiritual and emotional care.
 
Salvation Army personnel have also been deployed to Chilton County, Alabama. Crews will be roving neighborhoods near US 31 and County Roads 525 and 524 in Verbeana, AL.

In Tallapoosa County crews will be serving areas impacted by overnight storms, including Wind Creek, Piney Wood, Rock Springs, Eagle Creek (New Site) and Buttson

In addition, Salvation Army EDS teams from New Albany, Ind., were deployed following several powerful tornadoes in the Southern Indiana region. The Salvation Army has provided food for hundreds of disaster survivors and emergency responders, and personnel are continuing to assess what is needed to provide the best support.

A team of Salvation Army social workers in Harveyville, Kan. have begun to provide aid to tornado survivors to help with immediate needs such as food, clothing, medicine, shelter, bedding and baby products. Salvation Army EDS teams have also provided meals, snacks and drinks to nearly 2,000 people in the area, and will continue to operate mass feeding operations throughout the weekend.

The Salvation Army also continues to provide needed assistance to those in the Branson, MO that were affected by Wednesday’s damaging storms. Hundreds of meals have been distributed through The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit, and emotional and spiritual counseling is available to those in need.

Monetary donations to go directly toward relief efforts can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone.* For more information on The Salvation Army’s continued response, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.
 

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About The Salvation Army
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 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

* A oneā€time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.

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