Day 11 of Disaster Relief Efforts – The Salvation Army Plans to Adjust Feeding Operations for upcoming Weekend
NASHVILLE, TN – March 13, 2020 - The Salvation Army in Nashville is preparing to shift from fixed meal sites at the Disaster Resource Centers to units roving in the communities beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, as another weekend of volunteers are expected to stream into the communities to continue to help survivors continue clean-up and repairs.
“We want to make sure we are where the need is greatest, and knowing that many in the community will be active in the hardest-hit areas, we feel that bringing our mobile units to them will be more efficient for everyone,” states Major Stephen Story, Incident Commander. “We will have meals available, but also plenty of drinks and snacks for those who are working on cleanup efforts.” Our volunteers and staff will also be providing emotional and spiritual care to anyone who needs it.
The Salvation Army will be at the fixed meal sites from noon until 6pm today, Friday, March 13th.
To date, The Salvation Army has served 16,709 meals along with 9,694 snacks and 7,494 beverages. Over 2,548 individuals have received personal prayer support.
Frontline Services on March 13: The Salvation Army will have 8 Mobile Units, each capable of serving up to 1500 meals a day, throughout the 3 county area. Along with caring for the physical needs of our neighbors, The Salvation Army will have 16 officers, who are pastors, that can provide Emotional and Spiritual Care.
For those in need:
The Salvation Army will be serving meals, beverages and emotional and spiritual care with serving times beginning at 12:00pm and 4:00pm in the following areas through Friday evening:
East Nashville – The East Recreation Center located at 700 Woodland Street
North Nashville and Germantown Areas- Hadley Park Community Center
Hermitage/ Donelson Areas – 3720 James Kay Lane at the Hermitage Community Center
Mt. Juliet – Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
Lebanon – Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
Putnam County- Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
The Salvation Army will be transitioning to all roving units in all counties beginning Saturday to better serve the survivors and volunteers as they continue their cleanup efforts.
How neighbors can help:
Financial Contributions are needed and most efficient. A cash donation allows charitable relief agencies to use monetary contributions to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need. Monetary contributions are also easy to get to the disaster area. One hundred percent of a disaster donation to The Salvation Army is used for disaster relief efforts for that event. Supplies can almost always be purchased locally at the disaster site and provide savings in multiple ways. Money used to purchase needed items locally can support local and state economies, helping local businesses and workers, which have suffered losses in the wake of the disaster event.
For more information please contact Misty Ratcliff at 615-504-9128 or Misty.Ratcliff@uss.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org
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