Jackson, MS – Even as storms continue to hammer the region, The Salvation Army has deployed disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to multiple locations throughout Louisiana and Alabama. On Tuesday evening a strong thunderstorm system began moving across the region, spurning tornadoes. Extensive power outages, structural damage and injuries to residents have been reported.
Mobile feeding units will be present throughout the evening to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to residents of Natchitoches, LA and Marshall County, AL.
Mobile feeding units and pastoral care teams from Gadsden and Huntsville in Alabama and the Natchez Community near Natchitoches, LA will work to ensure that residents of storm ravaged areas can focus on recovery, while The Salvation Army meets their physical and emotional needs.
Units will be available at the following locations:
· Guntersville, Alabama: Lowe’s Parking Lot and Guntersville Rec. Center
· Natchez, Louisiana: Bermuda Road behind RDS Construction
Beginning the evening of April 23, 2011 a strong super cell thunderstorm began dropping severe weather on a line stretching throughout the south. The Salvation Army responded immediately to multiple sites damaged by reported tornadoes to asses need.
“The Salvation Army will be providing care and compassion to residents affected by these storms. We eagerly desire to reach out to the hurting residents of storm ravaged areas providing care and comfort, and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.” stated Bill Feist Divisional Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.
Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose. For additional updates please follow us at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.