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 Salvation Army in Pascagoula Providing Meals and Shelter For Anyone in Need

 Gulfport, MS (August 28, 2012) - 55 men, women and children enjoyed a hot meal at lunchtime today at The Salvation Army Shelter in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The shelter located at 3217 Nathan Hale Avenue in Pascagoula will be open and accepting those in need of a safe place to ride out Hurricane Isaac.

The Salvation Army shelter is open year round for any one in need of a place to stay. They have both men and women and children areas available.

"The Salvation Army shelter in Pascagoula runs like a well oiled machine," stated Major Terry Ray, Area Commander for The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast Area Command. "They are always ready to take in those in need and share the love of Jesus with all. Anyone needing a place to stay is always welcome."

Captains Andy and Jenny Bailey operate the shelter and report that dinner will be served at 6pm tonight for anyone looking for hot, fresh meal. For those wanting to stay the night, The Salvation Army will be providing supplies such as pillows and blankets. For questions and additional information, call 228-762-7222.

In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army Officers, staff and volunteers at the shelter are prepared to offer emotional and spiritual care. They are available to talk, pray and comfort those affected by the storm.

The Salvation Army encourages all residents of areas in the storm's path to prepare an Emergency supply kit and stay informed to all warnings. Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.

For more information regarding The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Service program please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the 2012 Hurricane Season to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text* messaging the word "Storm" to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word,"Yes."

Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate "2012 Hurricane Season" on all checks.

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).

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THE SALVATION ARMY PREPARING TO RESPOND TO HURRICANE ISAAC
Biloxi,Mississippi. (August 26, 2012) - Salvation Army personnel throughout the central Gulf Coast are closely monitoring Hurricane Isaac. Salvation Army offices in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have 24 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen ready for immediate response.

The storm system could potentially drop significant amounts of rain on portions of the southeast already experiencing saturated ground due to higher than average rainfall amounts. Additionally, areas in the storm's path are expected to experience extended periods of strong winds with the potential for tornadic activity.

"The Salvation Army is prepared to respond immediately to the needs of areas affected by the tropical activity," said Major Ronnie Raymer, Divisional Commander for Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. "The Army recognizes how difficult these circumstances can be and will do everything in our power to assist individuals and families following this storm as we do in these communities 365 days a year."

In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army is prepared to provide:

    · Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
    · Hygiene kits
    · Drinking water
    · Shower units
    · First-aid supplies
    · Emotional/spiritual care


The Salvation Army encourages all residents of areas in the storm's path to prepare an Emergency supply kit and stay informed to all warnings. Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.

"It is imperative that residents of the central Gulf Coast region heed all warnings and orders associated with this storm system, regardless of its path," said Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army's ALM Division. "It is important that each of us prepare for the storm."

For more information regarding The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Service program please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

 

 





 


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