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, 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.