Providing Relief in Alabama

The Salvation Army is providing aid to devastated areas of Alabama following the severe weather and tornadoes that struck the area early Monday. The storm’s tear through the southern state resulted in numerous power outages, 100 injured residents and two fatalities.

In response to this disaster, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi divisions of The Salvation Army have deployed five mobile kitchen units to the damaged communities of Maplesville, Centerpoint and Birmingham.  While over 200 homes were destroyed in Jefferson County alone, families are thankful they survived the first major storm of the season.

The Salvation Army mobile feeding units have been providing meals, snacks and beverages to those in need throughout this difficult time. Employees of The Salvation Army are also on site to provide emotional and spiritual counseling. More units may me mobilizing to help.

Do you want to help our efforts in Alabama? By donating monetarily online, you can designate your donation as “January 2012 Tornado Relief” and ensure that your money is going directly to survivors in Alabama. Click here to donate.

Rather donate via snail mail? You can make out your check to the following:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

For more information on The Salvation Army, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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