AUGUSTA, GA (February 16, 2014) – Since Friday, The Salvation Army of Georgia has served a total of 1,300 meals to those in need in the Augusta-area. Local meal service will continue tonight and tomorrow, but the number of those in need is decreasing rapidly.
In partnership with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief team, the organization plans to serve another 100 meals in the area.
The Salvation Army is grateful for any monetary donations to help offset the cost of response during Winter Storm Pax. Please donate at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or www.salvationarmyusa.org. For more information on this disaster, and how you can help, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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About The Salvation Army
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 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyaugusta.org.
Prepared by: Beth Bargeron, Marketing and PR Director, The Greater Augusta Area Command
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