Pearl, MS (June 21, 2015) – The Salvation Army of the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Division responded to a call from The State of Mississippi for assistance with water in preparation for the Mississippi Highway Patrol Academy camp going on this week.
In cooperation with the McComb, MS Salvation Army Corps, a full pallet of water was delivered to the state training academy in Pearl, MS. Sgt. Andy Bailey, The Salvation Army administrator in McComb stated, “When we have trouble we are usually calling the police, so it’s good to help them when we can.”
The State Highway Patrol camp is held each summer to give youth from across the state a taste of life as a state law enforcement officer. From early morning physical training (PT) to classroom preparation, the attendees spend their time building relationships and learning leadership skills. The camp goes on all week and The Salvation Army has agreed to help with additional resources if necessary. Sgt. Bailey added, “The Salvation Army considers the State of Mississippi a close partner and we jump at the chance to help the men and women who keep us safe across the state.”
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.About The Salvation Army