Nashville, Tennessee — “Others” has been the rallying cry and focal point for The Salvation Army since its inception more than 150 years ago. And never is it better displayed than in times of disaster.
A team of trained staff and volunteers are responding to the devastation left after the severe storms and an F3 Tornado ripped through Middle Tennessee. Led by Major Stephen Story, The Salvation Army is utilizing personnel and equipment from not only Nashville but other nearby communities as well.
With three canteens (mobile kitchens) already at work and another arriving today, trained disaster responders with The Salvation Army are providing much-needed food and drinks along with Emotional and Spiritual Care to survivors and first responders. In addition to this specialized equipment, support vehicles are working to transport supplies to affected areas as well as providing service in still hard-to-reach parts of the community.
The Salvation Army’s long-time presence in multiple locations across Middle Tennessee allows for quick, local response in times of disaster. With active response in Davidson, Wilson, and Putnam counties, The Salvation Army's focus on “Others” means a focus on our neighbors.
Big or small, the needs are the same: food, water, material support, and The Salvation Army’s specialty – a shoulder to cry on, a hug, a knowing nod, a smile, a prayer – Emotional & Spiritual Care.
Of course, Salvation Army personnel are working closely with local, state, and federal officials to ensure resources and services are focused where needed most.
Financial donations are the best way to meet the evolving needs and to support relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help the individuals and families affected by disaster to visit www.HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “disaster efforts.” Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted most. For the latest Salvation Army disaster response news from across the country visit www.SalArmyEDS.org
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