Shreveport, LA (06/04/2015) – Preparations are currently underway in Northwest Louisiana as The Salvation Army prepares to serve the region as flood waters creep into the area.
The Salvation Army in Shreveport, LA will be deploying their emergency canteen to several areas in support of first responders. In addition, the unit will be supporting a Red Cross shelter at a local elementary school. According to Salvation Army spokesperson LaKesha Mosley, “This sort of thing allows us to show the community in a real way that we are here to support them.”
The Salvation Army’s volunteers and employees will be serving around the clock over the next few days as the flood waters in the area continue to rise. Mosley added, “This is my community too; The Salvation Army was here before need, and we will be here after the waters recede offering help in Christ’s name.”
About The Salvation Army
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.