Disaster Response Team Responds to Flooding in Stewart County, TN

July 10, 2016
Christopher McGown | christopher.mcgown@uss.salvationarmy.org | (502) 357-8511

Big Rock, Tennessee—“Others” has been the rallying cry and focal point for The Salvation Army since its inception a 150 years ago.   And never is it better displayed than in times of disaster.

A team of trained staff and volunteers are responding to the localized flooding in Stewart County, Tennessee.    Led by Bo Sells, Divisional Disaster Services Director, and utilizing personnel and equipment from nearby Clarksville, Tennessee, the team is providing food, drinks, flood clean-up kits, and clothing vouchers to those impacted or displaced by fast rising flood water.

Working closely with local, county and state officials, Salvation Army personnel ensure resources and services are focused where needed most.    Through a network of strategically placed equipment and a host of trained responders, The Salvation Army is responding to multiple disaster scenes across the United States. 

Whether highly visible like the flooding in West Virginia and the tragedy of the Dallas and Orlando shootings, or almost unseen like unincorporated Big Rock, Tennessee. Big or small, the needs are the same:  food, water, material support, and The Salvation Army’s specialty – a shoulder to cry on, a hug, a knowing nod, a smile, a prayer – Emotional & Spiritual Care.

Salvation Army personnel are on scene to provide the services needed, and will remain in place until the need is met.    

Financial donations are the best way to meet the evolving needs and to support relief efforts.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help the individuals and families affected by disaster to visit www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “disaster efforts.”  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted most.

About The Salvation Army
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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