The Salvation Army responded today in Copiah County as continued rain brought flash flooding. As there are still roads and neighborhoods closed by this weekend's historic flooding of the Pearl River, there is nowhere for the rain to go. The Salvation Army trucks were out serving first repsonders and Mississippi Department of Transportation workers tasked with directing traffic through flooded roadways. Many residents expressed joy at seeing the trucks roll through. "We keep seeing coverage of the flooding in Jackson, but there are people out here still not able to get to their houses" said one resident. "It's good to see The Salvation Army and know we're not forgotten."
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.