The Salvation Army of KY, TN, & GA Moves From Tornado Response To Recovery & Prepares For Historic Flooding

May 06, 2011 - 12:52 PM EDT
Kimberly George
kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org
(423) 503-1801
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Chattanooga (May 5, 2011) –The Salvation Army is continuing to “Do the Most Good” by providing for the immediate needs of those affected by the storm.  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 will be provided at the following locations:

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

Walker County, GA – The Joint Disaster Recovery Center is at Walker County Agriculture Center, 10058 N. Highway 27, Rock Springs, GA, 30739.

Dade County, GA- The Joint Disaster Recovery Center is located at Board of Commissioners Room, 71 Case Aveune, Trenton, GA 30752.  

Hamilton County, TN –  The Salvation Army is going to be doing service at The Salvation Army Social Services Center located at 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407   . Additional location for the Tiftonia community will be located at John A. Patten School, 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419

Bradley County, TN – Immediate needs can be met at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, 3301 Peerless Rd., Cleveland, TN 37312

Dyer County, TN – The Salvation Army is distributing hygiene kits and food boxes at the county distribution center.

Additionally around the division:

The Salvation Army mobile kitchen units will be serving hot meals, snacks and beverages in the following towns:

Memphis, TN - The Salvation Army continues to watch the threat of rising waters in the area and is active in the local EOC.  They have 3 feeding locations:  one at the EOC, one at the staging area the Riley Springs Mall, and the third where volunteers are sandbagging along the Mississippi River.  

Henderson, KY – The Salvation Army has 3 separate locations where physical, emotional and spiritual services are being provided.  The locations are in Henderson in the communities of Spottsville, Reed, Beals.  They are scaling back to fewer than 100 meals a day and have served close to fifteen hundred meals total since relief efforts began.

The best way to help tornado 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 "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."  Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

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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