Update: Southern Disaster Relief Efforts
Tornado watches and warnings are still in effect after several devastating storms struck parts of Alabama and Tennessee today. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams continue to provide aid to the affected areas and prepare for larger response should the need arise.
Here are the updates:
- Salvation Army units of Decatur, Florence, and Huntsville are responding to Tornado touchdowns in Limestone and Madison Counties in North Alabama.
- In Athens, AL, two mobile feeding units from Decatur and Florence have responded with food and hydration. One unit in Athens is located at the Sheriff’s Command Post, while the other unit is stationed at the Eagle Point Subdivision in Athens.
- In Meridianville, AL, a mobile feeding unit from Huntsville, AL has been deployed to provide food and beverages, as well as spiritual and emotional care to disaster survivors.
- In Jackson, MS, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Warehouse and Command Center is being utilized to manage the widespread response across Alabama and Mississippi.
- Clean-up kits are being prepared and distributed to areas in need.
- Additionally, EDS personnel continue to serve the residents of several Tennessee Counties still suffering in the aftermath of Wednesday’s storms.
Your monetary donations are the most helpful in times of disaster and ensure that The Salvation Army is able to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by these storms.
To donate via mobile phone, text the word “STORM” to 80888* to make an immediate $10 donation.
Checks may be made out to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO BOX 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339
Many thanks to Mark Jones and Christopher McGown of The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory for the updates.
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