FEMA Leader Visits The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Operation

September 07, 2012
Mark Jones | mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

FEMA Leader Visits The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Operation

Jackson, MS (September 7, 2012) - FEMA's Mississippi Federal Coordinating Officer
(FCO) Terry Quarles visited with the representatives from the Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana Division of The Salvation Army at their Relief Operation Headquarters in Jackson, MS. 

Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director, Bill Feist provided Mr. Quarles with an overview of The Salvation Army’s response efforts within the Division as a result of Hurricane Isaac. 

During the visit, Mr. Feist and Southern Territory Disaster Services Director, Jeff Jellets, demonstrated The Salvation Army’s mobile resource tracking system as well as provided a tour of an emergency communications trailer, feeding kitchen, and shower trailers. 

The FCO’s visit to The Salvation Army’s Relief Operation reinforced the important role of the voluntary agencies as a critical partner in emergency management.  Mr. Quarles expressed his appreciation for The Salvation Army’s hard work and dedication while extending an open invitation to the Mississippi Joint Field Office.


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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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