Oxford, Miss (May 1, 2013)—The Salvation Army of Oxford, MS, has responded to a request from the Lafayette County Sheriffs Office to provide snacks, hydration, and hot meals at the scene of a search for a missing teen-aged boy.
The teenager has been missing since Monday.
A Salvation Army feeding team will be available to first responders, media, and family members providing hydration, snacks, and meals throughout the day and evening.
“Our goal is to be a calming presence in the midst of uncertainty. Our prayers are offered in support of the family affected,” stated Lisa Coleman of The Salvation Army in Oxford. “The Salvation Army been requested to support the operation until the search and rescue has concluded.”
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. 83 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.