Salvation Army Continues Relief Efforts at Scene of Tornado Activity
The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division is responding to multiple tornado touchdowns across much of Central and North Mississippi. Just after noonm, a strong super cell thunderstorm crossed the Mississippi River north of Vicksburg, Miss. and began dropping tornadoes on a line stretching across the state. By three o’clock The Salvation Army was responding in five locations.
Five feeding units have been deployed to provide mass feeding, hydration, and pastoral care.
Units from Jackson and Laurel are serving the hard hit Yazoo City area where over 60 homes have reported damage. Another unit from Jackson has responded to the Eagle Lake Community along the Mississippi River where 30 homes were damaged. Personnel and a mobile feeding unit from Starkville and Columbus have responded to multiple locations in Choctaw County. The Salvation Army in Carthage has responded to the scene of a tornado in Attala County.
“This day has seen so many lives ripped apart by an act of nature. The Salvation Army wants to provide an act of God in serving the residents of Mississippi recovering form this historic event,” stated Captain Ken Chapman of The Salvation Army in Jackson. “ Our hope is that through the love of Christ the emotional and physical scars can begin to heal.”
Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.
Find more information about these efforts and The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division at www.salvationarmyalm.org.