FEMA Leader Visits The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Operation

Jackson, MS (September 7, 2012)—FEMA’s Mississippi Federal Coordinating Officer
(FCO) Terry Quarles visited with the representatives from the Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana Division of The Salvation Army at their Relief Operation Headquarters in Jackson, MS.

Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director, Bill Feist provided Mr. Quarles with an overview of The Salvation Army’s response efforts within the Division as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

During the visit, Mr. Feist and Southern Territory Disaster Services Director, Jeff Jellets, demonstrated The Salvation Army’s mobile resource tracking system as well as provided a tour of an emergency communications trailer, feeding kitchen, and shower trailers.

The FCO’s visit to The Salvation Army’s Relief Operation reinforced the important role of the voluntary agencies as a critical partner in emergency management. Mr. Quarles expressed his appreciation for The Salvation Army’s hard work and dedication while extending an open invitation to the Mississippi Joint Field Office.

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. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.