NEWNAN, GA (April 1, 2021) – The Salvation Army continues its disaster relief response in the Newnan and Cedartown, Georgia communities following destructive tornadoes and severe storms that wreaked havoc throughout these two Peach State regions on March 25 and 26.
Since last Saturday, a Salvation Army Incident Management Team (IMT) has worked from The Salvation Army Service Center located in Newnan, Georgia to help those impacted by severe storms and the raging destruction from an EF-4 tornado that struck just after midnight there on March 26. To serve the immediate needs of the community, a canteen (mobile feeding unit) from Elberton, Georgia was stationed at the Service Center to cook meals for distribution to workers and those impacted by the severe weather, while two Salvation Army Rapid-Response Units (RRU) from Newnan and Dalton distribute food cooked from the Elberton canteen, plus snacks, drinks, cleaning kits, plastic storage bins and other items.
With utilities restored to the area on Monday, The Salvation Army continued its feeding service to the community through Tuesday night and currently sustains partnerships with all local agencies and government partners to continue additional relief work in Newnan.
In Cedartown, Georgia, located farther north in Polk County, The Salvation Army worked with the community prior to the storm hitting the area and provided a meal, snacks and hydration to the workers and community and distributed tarps, cleanup kits, and plastic storage bins to those impacted by severe weather after the storm hit. As requested by local officials, The Salvation Army is extending its provision of supplies to those impacted in the Cedartown community.
To date in this disaster response, The Salvation Army has served 2,687 meals, 4,024 drinks, 3,225 snacks, 139 cleaning kits, 105 cases of water, and shepherded 233 Emotional and Spiritual Care contacts.
As part of the continuing relief efforts in Newnan, Georgia, The Salvation Army is requesting donations of the following items from the public:
The above requested donation items for the Newnan disaster relief effort can be dropped off during regular business hours from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or sent to The Salvation Army’s Newnan Service Center located at 670 Jefferson Street Extension, Newnan, Georgia 30264.
In times of disaster, The Salvation Army is a trusted responder. With the generous support of communities, The Salvation Army can meet immediate needs during disaster responses. The best way to help relief workers and those impacted by the recent Georgia storms is to make a financial contribution. Financial contributions allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of those impacted.
How you can help: