Released 31 January 2013
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Ozark, Ala. (January 31, 2013) – Volunteers
and staff from The Salvation Army in Dale and Houston Counties continue their
response in support of First Responders and families working to bring a
peaceful resolution to the continuing hostage standoff in Midland City,
Stationed at the
Incident Command post adjacent to the FBI Mobile Command center, The Salvation
Army’s Mobile Feeding Unit has been working non-stop since
the standoff began to meet the physical and emotional needs of responders
and residents. Since Tuesday evening, The Salvation Army has served over 1,000
hot meals, 3,012 snacks and 3114 drinks.
Army’s Advisory Board Chairman for Dale County, Rev, Jim Hill has been
with the family of the hostage, offering prayer and support. The Salvation Army
has provided meals, snacks & drinks for the family of the hostage child and
will continue to do so for as long is needed.
The Dale County
Baptist Association will be partnering with The Salvation Army at the Command
Center to offer support and prayer to responders and volunteers, as well as
working with The Salvation Army in providing food & drinks to all.
always needed to offset the costs of services. 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.
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About The Salvation
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian
church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination
since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation
Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and
ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information go to
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your
local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.