The Salvation Army Meeting Need After Tornado Outbreak in New Orleans

February 07, 2017
Jon Kalahar | jon.kalahar@uss.salvationarmy.org | (601) 941-7779

The Salvation Army Meeting Need After Tornado Outbreak in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - The Salvation Army is already serving in one of the hardest hit areas near New Orleans as storms dropped several tornados around noon Tuesday. A canteen or mobile feeding unit was dispatched to Chef Menteur Highway and Wilson Road in New Orleans to serve food, drinks and snacks to residents affected by the severe weather, but also to many first responders on the ground.

“We want to be there to help and serve those who are aiding residents who potential lost everything in this storms,” said Major David Worthy, Command Officer, The Salvation Army, New Orleans Area Command.

Disaster workers are also assessing damage in other areas of South Louisiana to see if further mobile feeding units will be needed. Currently, six parishes in the state received damage.

“We will also continue to monitor these storms as they move east through Mississippi and Alabama,” said Terry Lightheart, Emergency/Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. “The potential is there for more severe weather.

How People Can Help
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation. 

  • Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate ‘February Gulf Coast Tornadoes' on all checks
  • Donate By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. 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 victims, 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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