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Released 26 April 2010

THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES WIDESPREAD RESPONSE TO SATURDAY TORNADOS

Seven Units Engaged in Disaster Response

Jackson, Miss:- The Salvation Army's Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division continues to respond to multiple tornado touchdowns across Mississippi and Alabama.  Feeding, Hydration, and Emotional and Spiritual Support are being provided to communities devastated by Saturday's storms.

The Salvation Army has mobile feeding units (canteens) in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Attala County, Mississippi, Albertville, Alabama, and Fort Payne, Alabama.

On Saturday, Salvation Army Disaster response teams served over 830 hot meals and 450 snacks to residents and first responders in Mississippi.

The Salvation Army is currently coordinating services with local and state authorities through the state EOC. Volunteers are asked to visit www.msema.gov to register as a volunteer.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes in Mississippi to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors' most immediate needs.  A $100 donation will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies.  The Salvation Army is currently not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims, please forward these donations to The Salvation Army Family Store nearest you.

Please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.

Follow the disaster response on twitter at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.

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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 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.


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