NASHVILLE, TN, April 30, 2014 — With specific needs assessed, The Salvation Army Kentucky/Tennessee Division deployed a mobile feeding unit to Lincoln County, TN on Wednesday morning. As of 5pm, The Salvation Army EDS team from Nashville has provided, 318 meals, 211 drinks, 207 snacks, and 3 people with emotional and spiritual support. EDS staff will be back in Lincoln County on Thrusday to reassess the needs of the community.
The EDS team canvassed areas hit the hardest. One of those areas was the South Lincoln Estates subdivision located in the city of Fayetteville. While, most homes recieved moderate to severe damage, several were completely destroyed by Monday night's tornado.
As residents begin to pickup the pieces, many are still in shock. "I don't think the reality of what happened has set in for most of the people here." said Lieutenant Chris Reckline, officer of The Salvation Army's Citadel Corps in Madison, TN. In addition to providing food and water to those in need Lt. Reckline also prayed with those in need. As an officer in The Salvation Army, ordination as a minister is just one facet of their training that is called on in disasters. "Often times, that prayer or those kind words mean more to people than you realize. It's what makes The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts unique."
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Donors are encouraged to give online at www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
Donations in the form of checks to support our disaster relief work in Lincoln County may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
On your check, please designate: "2014 Tornado & Flood Relief."
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Up to date information on all of The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts can be found at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
Photos from our work in Lincoln County can be found here
Videos of our Lincoln County work can be found here
About Nashville Area Command:
The Salvation Army, a faith-based non-profit serving Nashville since 1890, extends assistance to individuals and families in greatest need, enabling them to lift themselves from crisis to stability. Nearly 40,000 individuals in the Nashville community receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from emergency services, disaster relief for victims, outreach to the elderly and ill, transitional housing for the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, Angel Tree Christmas assistance and much more. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to directly support our programs and services in our community. For more information, go to www.salvationarmynashville.org.
About The Salvation Army, International:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination
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