The Salvation Army Responding In Guntersville, AL & Natchez, LA

April 27, 2011
Mark Jones | | (601) 278--210

Jackson, MS– Even as storms continue to hammer the region, The Salvation Army has deployed disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to multiple locations throughout Louisiana and Alabama. On Tuesday evening a strong thunderstorm system began moving across the region, spurning tornadoes. Extensive power outages, structural damage, and injuries to residents have been reported.

Mobile feeding units will be present throughout the evening to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to residents of Natchitoches, LA and Marshall County, AL.

Mobile feeding units and pastoral care teams from Gadsden and Huntsville in Alabama and the Natchez Community near Natchitoches, LA will work to ensure that residents of storm ravaged areas can focus on recovery, while The Salvation Army meets their physical and emotional needs.

Units will be available at the following locations:

            Guntersville, Alabama: Lowe’s Parking Lot and Guntersville Rec. Center

            Natchez, Louisiana: Bermuda Road behind RDS Construction

Beginning the evening of April 23, 2011 a strong super cell thunderstorm began dropping severe weather on a line stretching throughout the south. The Salvation Army responded immediately to multiple sites damaged by reported tornadoes to asses need.

“The Salvation Army will be providing care and compassion to residents affected by these storms. We eagerly desire to reach out to the hurting residents of storm ravaged areas providing care and comfort, and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.” stated Bill Feist Divisional Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.

Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit: or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.  For additional updates please follow us at

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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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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