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Tyler Corps, TX gets ready to serve people affected by IKE

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Released 13 September 2008

• Tyler Corps Canteen stages at "Welcoming Area" at Faulkner Park for a 24/7 operation

• Tyler Corps prepares and serves close to 1,000 sandwiches and hands out as many bottled waters by 7 pm after receiving firstconvoy of evacuees

• Tyler Corps is staging center for up to 30 canteens and disaster support teams from throughout the 13-state Southern Territory

• Tyler Corps anticipates sheltering American Red Cross disasterworkers

• Tyler Corps is tapped to become the feeding agency for evacueeshoused at hotels

• Tyler Corps' "Center of Hope" anticipates serving more than 100 Salvation Army personnel in the next 48 hours

• Tyler Corps anticipates serving thousands of meals on Friday, September 12

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