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Salvation Army deploys to areas affected by storms

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Salvation Army has assessed specific needs in each of the areas affected by the storms in the south.

We are told that the Salvation Army Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Division has deployed 16 mobile feeding units in locations throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

"Now that we know exactly how much damage occurred in each area affected in Alabama and Mississippi, we have called on multiple Salvation Army's in the division to use their resources to assist those affected." said Thad Hicks, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for the ALM Division.

The Salvation Army says that mobile feeding units from Jackson and New Orleans are currently headed to assist those in Louisville after an E4 tornado touched down there on Monday, devastating the community.

The Salvation Army tells us that they will now be able to feed 3,000 individuals per day with the help of the mobile feeding units. Donations from all over the state have been coming in to help victims who have lost everything.

Major Dorman of The Salvation Army in Tupelo reported that around 50 different organizations have pulled together to collect donations, including businesses as far away as Memphis.

Members of The Salvation Army Jackson Corps continue to serve hot lunches and dinners, snacks, cold water, and spiritual and emotional care to emergency responders and victims throughout Rankin County.

The entire Jackson Metro Area has begun donation drives for The Salvation Army in order to help their fellow Mississippians rise from the devastation.

The assistance does not stop there.

The Salvation Army in Florence, Ala. is in Tupelo to offer supports. The Salvation Army in Hattiesburg is working alongside the Laurel unit to serve those in Sandersville.

The mobile feeding unit from Meridian is feeding residents and responders in Bessemer, Ala. and the mobile feeding unit from Gadsten, Ala. is in Etowah County, Ala. helping those in need throughout the county.

In Columbus the Salvation Army is serving meals from their building, as well as sending their canteen to remote sites around the area.

"We will continue "Doing The Most Good" until the job is done," said Hicks.

DONATIONS:
• Text "STORM" to 80888 and reply "yes" to donate $10
• By phone at 1-800-725-2769
• Online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/april 2014

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