Mansfield, GA (April 19, 2013) - Following the touchdown of a confirmed tornado, a Salvation Army mobile kitchen (canteen) is currently set up at the Community Center in Mansfield GA, serving refreshments, drinks and snacks continually.
Authorities have asked The Salvation Army to stay on for a further 8-12 hours. Up to 100 relief workers and survivors have been served dinner this evening (Friday), and we are prepared to feed breakfast if required. Mansfield is 45 miles east of Atlanta.
About The Salvation Army
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.