SALVATION ARMY REACHES DEEP INTO THE BAYOUS SERVING MEALS AND HOPE 11/09/2008
Houma, La. - The Salvation Army has continued to serve in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Since service began on August 31, 2008 over 400,000 meals have been served by The Salvation Army in Louisiana and Mississippi to assist the recovery from Hurricane Gustav.
Salvation Army Clean-Up kits are also available, while they last, at The Salvation Army's distribution point in Houma at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Each kit includes a mop, broom, rags, cleaning supplies, and bucket.
Mobile feeding units will also be heading south towards Grand Isle, Montegut, Galliano, and Point-Aux-Chenes to bring much needed food and water to residents of rural Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes.
"Our desire is to reach deep into the bayous of South Louisiana with the message that each person and family is important to The Salvation Army and that their need is out need. The best "words" we can give them is a hot meal and cold water," said Captain Don New of The Salvation Army.
"Sometimes it is better to speak by actions rather than words, and we hope our actions have spoken over 400,000 times in Louisiana that The Salvation Army cares and is here promising to do the most good" he added.
The Salvation Army currently has mobile feeding units serving meals in Greater Baton Rouge, Terrebonne Parish, and Lafourche Parish, and Grand Isle.
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 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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