Released 16 April 2011
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Jackson, MS – The Salvation Army of
Jackson is on site at the incident command post located at the Clinton Big Lots
and will be feeding tornado victims, emergency personnel and volunteers.
mobile feeding unit is stocked to feed more than 500 people and will be on hand
both Saturday and Sunday.
damage from this tornado is as bad as or even worse than what we saw in Yazoo City.
The affected area is not as large but the severity of damage seems to be
greater. There are so many homes that have sustained incredible damage. We are
assessing the damage and putting a plan together to meet the material needs of
these tornado victims,” said Captain Ken Chapman.
East Jackson is being served hot meals out of our Presto Lane location through our Center of Hope shelter.
Ken Chapman and the Jackson Corps are rotating between the two sites to insure
that all tornado victims are served.
towers have been affected by the storms and as a result Captain Chapman’s cell
is not receiving calls. Call Becky Russell @ 601-397-2134 to coordinate
Salvation Army, Jackson Metro Area
601-982-4881 ext. 107
About The Salvation Army
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.