Laurel, MS (November 16, 2011) – The Salvation Army of Laurel, MS has deployed a disaster response team and mobile feeding unit to the Shady grove area in Jones County, Mississippi. Throughout the night a strong thunderstorm began moving across much of the mid south spurning several tornadoes.
A Mobile feeding unit will be present today to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to residents.
Teams will work throughout the day to ensure that residents of can focus on recovery, while The Salvation Army meets their physical and emotional needs
The Salvation Army will be providing care and compassion to Jones County residents affected by these storms. We eagerly desire to reach out to the hurting residents of south Mississippi as we near thanksgiving,” stated Lt. Patrick Connelly of The Salvation Army in Laurel. “A celebratory season does not mean that pain and suffering will subside, but we pray our presence will bring the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
The Salvation Army has placed 14 feeding units on alert as storms continue to move across Mississippi and Alabama.
Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit: www.salvationarmyusa.org 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 www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.About The Salvation Army