New Orleans, LA, (11-13-2014) - Due to cold weather impacting New Orleans, LA, The Salvation Army will be patrolling the streets of New Orleans to assist those in need. The COLD PATROL utilizes The Salvation Army’s full-service mobile canteen on wheels to distribute gloves, hats, blankets, coffee and hot chocolate to those exposed to the severe weather. The canteen will deploy at 8pm on November 13th and will patrol throughout the night.
An additional Salvation Army vehicle will accompany the canteen to transport anyone in need of overnight shelter to The Salvation Army Center of Hope on South Claiborne. Captain David Worthy, the Area Commander in New Orleans advised, “The overarching objective of the COLD PATROL is to get those living on the streets into shelter and out of danger.”
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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.
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