The Salvation Army Kentucky/Tennessee Division Continues To March Forward In Disaster Relief Efforts

May 16, 2011 - 5:40 PM EDT
Kimberly George
kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org
(423) 503-1801
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Chattanooga, TN - May 16, 2011 –The Salvation Army is continuing to “Do the Most Good” by providing for the immediate needs of those affected by the storms.  This need may come in the form of non-perishable food boxes, toiletries, baby needs, limited support for lost medication, gasoline, and other necessities on a case by case basis depending upon the need.

These services are being provided today at the following locations:

Tornado Relief:

Catoosa County, GA – The Salvation Army is serving at the Joint Disaster Recovery Center is located at 36 Muscogee Trail, Ringgold, GA, 30736.  

Hamilton County, TN – The Salvation Army is serving at The Salvation Army Social Services Center located at 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407  and serving the Apison/Collegedale Communities at the DRC located on Southern Adventist University’s Campus.  

BradleyCounty, TN – Immediate needs can be met at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, 3301 Peerless Rd., Cleveland, TN 37312   The Salvation Army is working towards being set up at the DRC located at the Old Cleveland Bank and Trust Building, 10 Church Street NE, Cleveland TN.  

Flood Relief:

Memphis, TN- The Salvation Army has concluded its feeding at the Raleigh Springs mall.  Two mobile kitchen units have been moved to both Disaster Recovery Centers for the area.  One in Memphis and one in Tunica, MS.

Tunica, MS – The Salvation Army is serving Northeastern Mississippi at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Dundee Community. This DRC is a multiple county service center.  A canteen will be providing food, beverages, and emotional and spiritual care.  A social worker will assist with food boxes, clean up kits and other care items inside the DRC.

Owensboro, KY– The Salvation Army of Owensboro, KY provided 100 meals to individuals in area shelters over the weekend who are displaced due to flooding.  Already today, they have handed out 10 clean up kits and are prepared to hand out an additional 90.  

You can help!

The best way to help survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift "Flood Relief"  or “April Tornadoes”  Checks may be mailed to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
PO BOX 2229
Louisville, KY 40201-2229

For more information please call: Kimberly George at 423-503-1801.  

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. 82 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.

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