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Salvation Army Canteens, Warehouses and Staff Prepared To Support Flooding Relief

Feeding Units, Warehouses, and Case Workers on alert

Jackson, Miss – The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division is prepared to respond to areas in Louisiana and Mississippi affected by the rising waters of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basins. With widespread flooding and thousands of homes affected, The Salvation Army has placed 26 disaster units on alert for possible response into affected areas once the waters recede.

The Salvation Army has begun stocking warehouses in New Orleans and Vicksburg, Miss. with food, household items, hygiene kits, and bulk cleaning supplies for distribution to residents of flooded areas once the waters diminish and residents return home.

Salvation Army units in Mississippi and Louisiana are also preparing to provide case workers to help families displaced from the flood waters. Case management will help identify resources that are available to flood survivors.

Additionally, Salvation Army officers and staff are prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care across the region.

The Salvation Army has been busy serving throughout the Southeast, including Mississippi in the aftermath of the For those interested in making a donation, the best way to help tornado and flood survivors as well as rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak” or “May 2011 Floods.”  Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

P.O. Box 100339

Atlanta,GA 30384-0339

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.  In times of disaster, 100% of donations go to relief efforts.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 Released by The Salvation Army Southern Territory Communications Bureau

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