Jackson, MS (04/30/2014) - As the hours pass, the days within the ALM division of The Salvation Army continue to reveal more devastation across Mississippi and Alabama. The Salvation Army has over 18 mobile feeding units out across the region delivering food and support to those affected by the recent storms.
One area especially beaten down by this week’s deadly tornadoes is the area around Louisville, MS. Louisville encountered what is now being graded an EF-4, meaning the tornado packed wind speeds of 170 to 190 mph. This particular tornado left as reported by Winston EMA Director Buddy King, “A 40 mile path of destruction.” A storm of this magnitude is rare and reported to be one of the most powerful in this week’s series.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has deployed 2 mobile feeding units to the area surrounding Louisville to support. These disaster units will be assigned to the area through Sunday and have they have the capability of serving over 3000 individuals with food, water, and encouragement during these trying times. EDS Director, Thad Hicks added, “This is only our first wave of response. We will continue serving until we no longer see a need.”
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. 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 survivors, 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
• Text “STORM” to 80888 and reply “yes” to donate $10
• By phone at 1-800-725-2769
• Online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/april 2014
For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services work, and how you might be able to help, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.About The Salvation Army