As Oil Spill Nears Coast, Salvation Army Serves Clean-Up Volunteers

These NASA images show the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as it approaches the shore.

British Petroleum (BP) and state and local government entities contacted The Salvation Army this weekend for our help in supporting thousands of volunteers who are responding to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the oil approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts, The Salvation Army deployed teams to Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Venice, Louisiana to handout water to the throngs of individuals who are participating in the clean-up efforts.

The Salvation Army is continuing discussions with involved governments and BP to find additional ways to support the clean-up efforts.

Be sure to follow The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division’s  Facebook and Twitter accounts, which they are frequently updating with volunteer information and news of their latest efforts. You can also find more information at their website

This same Division is battling disaster and despair on multiple fronts as they are also responding to the destruction caused by the  tornadoes that struck Mississippi last week. To donate to their relief efforts, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit