Hattiesburg, Miss.(August 29, 2012) – The Salvation Army has begun serving hot meals, snacks, and cold water to residents along the central Gulf Coast. Six feeding units are stationed throughout Jackson and Harrison Counties.
In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army is staffing each unit with emotional and spiritual care teams available to talk, pray and comfort those affected by the storm.
The following is a list of the mobile feeding sites and their current locations. This list is subject to change.
Mississippi Gulf Coast
D'Iberville Suburban Lodge
10221 Rodriguez Street
D'Iberville High School
3320 Warrior Drive
Stone County Elementary
Ms Gulf Coast Area Command
Harrison Central High
15309 Community Rd
23771 Saucier Lizana Rd
For more information regarding The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Service program please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the 2012 Hurricane Season to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text* messaging the word “Storm” to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word,“Yes.”
Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.
At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).
About The Salvation Army
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 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.