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Serving Alongside First Responders in Alabama Hostage Crisis

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Released 31 January 2013

hostageOzark, 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, Ala.

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.

The Salvation 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.

Donations are 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.  For additional updates please follow us at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.

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About The Salvation Army:
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.


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