The Salvation Army Prepares for Flooding in Northwest Louisiana

June 04, 2015
Thad Hicks | thad_hicks@uss.salvationarmy.org | (601) 969-6868

The Salvation Army Prepares for Flooding in Northwest Louisiana

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.”

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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.

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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.

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