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The Salvation Army Chattanooga EDS were on Alert for Wednesday’s Storms

Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Canteen was stocked and ready to roll.  As dangerous thunderstorms with related tornado watches and warnings hit the Great Chattanooga Area Wednesday, a Salvation Army Disaster Relief Team was placed on immediate alert.

With more than 70,000 homes without power and severe damages reported in Tiftonia, Middle Valley, Hixson, Cleveland and other local sites, The Salvation Army’s Canteen—a mobile kitchen—was stocked with food and water.  Its team is now ready to go into action. 

A primary role of The Salvation Army in disaster relief is to provide food, hydration and spiritual comfort to disaster victims and relief workers.  The Salvation Army also teams with the Chattanooga Red Cross Chapter to assist as needed with serving at Red Cross shelters.

As storm damage is assessed, the Emergency Disaster Services Team awaits direction to the location of most need.  Salvation Army officers and staff are praying for our neighbors affected by these storms and encourages all in our community to pray for their needs as well.  A third round of storms with possible “super cells” is expected to go through the area early this evening. 

 About The Salvation Army

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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 Released by The Salvation Army Southern Territory Communications Bureau

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