Released 20 May 2010
You are in: Latest News » SALVATION ARMY ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM FLOOD RECOVERY ...
Nashville, TN - The Salvation Army is prepared to launch the next phase of assistance as we move forward into the long-term recovery relief efforts. Salvation Army teams have moved through area neighborhoods assessing community needs. With this data, we have developed a plan to assist Middle Tennessee in the rebuilding of their lives.
To date, 19,847 families and individuals have been served meals, personal care items, food boxes, spiritual and emotional care, cleaning kits, water and clothing, powered by staff, officers and 4,006 volunteer hours. Of the 19,847 served, 899 cases for additional assistance have been opened and are being processed.
Families and individuals affected by the flood in need of additional resources will need to contact any of our Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) listings below for assistance.
Long-term Recovery Case Management:
- Immediate Needs - Clean-up kits, Personal Care kits, Food Boxes, Clothing, etc.
- Utility Assistance for flood victims - Includes reconnect fees
- Rent/Mortgage Assistance for flood victims - Includes relocation assistance, initial housing deposit, 1st month rent, short-term housing while rebuilding a home
- Household items/Building Materials -Includes basic building materials such as dry-wall and plywood (Building material assistance is only available to organizations or agencies assisting with the rebuild)
- Spiritual and Emotional Care
Case management will be available at the following locations starting Monday, May 24th. Individuals and families affected by the floods will be required to present proof of address, assistance from FEMA and proof of insurance.
- Antioch (Southeast Recovery Center TBD)
- Madison/Sumner Country (Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd., Madison, TN),
- Cheatham County (TBD)
- Davidson County (Magness-Potter Community Center, 611 Stockell St., Nashville, TN 37207)
Major Rob Vincent, The Salvation Army Nashville Area Commander, explained, "We expect the recovery of this ‘1000 Year Flood' to expand well into six months and beyond. Over 12,000 individuals are essentially homeless in Middle Tennessee. Fortunately many of these folks have family and friends that have taken them in, but we do expect individuals to be approaching The Salvation Army in the weeks to come for emergency assistance."
Immediate Needs Assistance: Anyone who needs immediate assistance (non-financial) is encouraged to stop by one of the below centers. The Salvation Army is offering food boxes, personal comfort kits (including toiletry) and hygiene items and cleaning kits. This is an ongoing relief effort.
- Magness-Potter Community Center, 611 Stockell Street, Nashville 37207 **
- o Hours: M-F 9-4 p.m., Sat. 9-1 p.m. Phone: 255-0554
- Madison Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison 37115
- o Hours: M-F 9-4 Phone: 865-4297
- Murfreesboro Corps, 1137 West Main St, Murfreesboro
- o Hours: M-Th 8 - 4 p.m. F 8 - 12 p.m. Phone: 895-7071
- Hispanic Corps, 3808 Park Avenue, Nashville 37209
- o Hours: M-F 9 - 4 p.m. Phone: 385-5009
- Laotian Corps, 525 Paragon Mills Rd, Nashville 37211
- o Hours: M-F 9:30 - 4 p.m. Phone: 837-2444
Ways to Help: The best way to help is with a monetary gift. Gifts may be made online at www.SalArmy-Nasvhille.org or checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207. You may also make a text donation by texting the word "FLOOD" to 90999 and a $10.00 donation will be made to the local Salvation Army.
Volunteer Opportunities: For those individuals and groups interested in volunteering, please call Matt Vamvas at 242-0411 x234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer opportunities are also posted on the Hands on Nashville website at www.hon.org.
Donation Drive Events and Partners: For our most up-to-date listing of community donation drives and events, please visit our website at www.salarmy-nashville.org
Please NO used clothes or items.
YouTube PSA: The Salvation Army has put together a PSA for web use only. Follow link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-5HUYcnb0For more information, contact The Salvation Army at 242-0411. Follow our updates on Twitter (@SalArmy), Facebook (The Salvation Army - Nashville), or on our blog at www.salarmynashville.wordpress.com.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services in 5,000 communities that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Visit us on-line to learn more or to make a donation. www.salvationarmyusa.org