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The Salvation Army Transitions to Intermediate Recovery in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, MS (February 19, 2013)—Since Sunday, February 10, The Salvation Army has been serving residents of Hattiesburg impacted by the tornado. To date, The Salvation Army has served over 9,200 meals, 14,000 snacks and over 11,000 drinks in the Pine Belt.

Meal services will come to an end on Tuesday evening in the Hattiesburg area. Salvation Army crews and volunteers from Canada will continue roaming Hattiesburg neighborhoods throughout the week distributing clean-up kits, food boxes and hygiene kits.

As part of the transition to recovery, The Salvation Army partnered with Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant to distribute food boxes in Hattiesburg this past Saturday. Over 300 food boxes were distributed in hardest hit areas of Hattiesburg.

Clean up kits consist of a bucket, mop, brooms, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, and gloves. Each food box is capable of feeding a family of four with basic food staples.

“Food boxes and cleanup kits will allow residents to take another step towards normalcy. We know these small gestures cannot make someone whole again, but we pray that they will serve as an encouragement as we rebuild together,” stated Captain Andy Gilliam of The Salvation Army.

Financial donations are desperately needed to support disaster relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Disaster Relief. Donors may text “GIVE” to 80888. Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information go to www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.

Salvation Army Relief Crews to Continue Service on Wednesday

Hattiesburg, MS (February 13, 2013)—The Salvation Army will continue serving residents of Hattiesburg affected by the tornado on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Salvation Army feeding units served around 1,100 meals and drinks to residents and first responders recovering from Sunday evening’s tornado.

Six Mobile feeding units will be working throughout the day on Wednesday providing for the needs of residents.

Units will be positioned at the following locations:

  • Hattiesburg Unit: Petal, East 5th Avenue and James Street.
  • Jackson Unit: CVS Pharmacy, Intersection of US Highway 49 and Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Mississippi Coast Unit: Neighborhoods East of USM
  • McComb Unit: Oak Grove, Roving Lake Serene, Bellewood, and Lakeshore Areas
  • Laurel Unit: Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 900 East 8th Street, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Jackson Unit 2:Neighborhoods West and South of USM Roving

Units will also be distributing comfort/hygiene kits to residents recovering from the storm. Emotional and spiritual care officers will be available to provide support to residents.

“Salvation Army crews continue to find pockets of need affected by the tornado,” stated Captain Andy Gilliam of The Salvation Army in Hattiesburg. “We have shifted our ffeeding units to meet those needs.”

Financial donations are needed to support disaster relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Disaster Relief. Donors may text “GIVE” to 80888. Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information go to www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.

The Salvation Army Transitions to Isaac Recovery

Jackson, MS (September 7, 2012)—The Salvation Army has been busy serving tens of thousands throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. At the peak of relief service more than 26 mobile feeding teams from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were serving in areas devastated by the natural disaster.

With approximately 4,200 homes remaining without power, plans are being drafted for the transition from the emergency relief phase to intermediate and long term recovery and care of storm victims.

“We continue to assess the needs in the region and anticipate the bulk of our assistance will deploy once families and individuals return home,” stated Major William Owens, Area Commander for The Salvation Army in New Orleans.“Our ability to provide recovery assistance and long term care are dependent upon the community’s response and generosity.”

The Salvation Army is delivering nonperishable food boxes and flood clean up kits to impacted areas as high waters recede. Each kit contains a mop, broom, bucket, cleaning and sanitizing supplies, towels, rags, and gloves. To date over 3,362 clean up and hygiene kits have been distributed across Louisiana and Mississippi, including a delivery of 140 kits to Grand Isle, LA.

With varying approaches, response teams are deploying assistance across areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. From central relief locations to front door delivery of care, the organization is focused on meeting immediate need in the most devastated areas.

Major Steve Long, Corps Officer for Baton Rouge shared, “In some instances it’s a laugh or a bottle of water. For others, it may be more substantial with a prayer, a Bible, a hot meal, food box or clean up kit for their flooded home.”

To date, the organization has served over 71,335 hot meals and 129,545 snacks and drinks, Staff members and trained volunteers have worked 14,855 hours of service and provided over 2,600 individuals with emotional and spiritual care.

Natural disasters, like Hurricane Isaac require additional resources to meet the ever-increasing demand on services. The most important need to continue the social services programs is monetary support to respond to needs and case management for individuals and families in need.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by this disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging* the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”

For up to date information, follow The Salvation Army: Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Division on Twitter at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

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