Released 20 April 2011
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Jackson, MS – The big-hearted
people of Mississippi have proven once again
that Mississippi is the “most giving” state in
America as more than
120-thousand dollars has been raised to help last week’s storm victims in the
began calling in to the phone banks at WJTV at 5:00am yesterday and continued
to call through 10:00 last night. “It was an incredible site to see as so many
people took the time to give to help their neighbors! We are overwhelmed by the
generosity of the people of Mississippi
who hear of a need and respond so quickly to meet that need,” said Captain Ken
the little boy who gave his allowance to the local corporations who gave
thousands, the call to help was met with a great response.
want to personally thank the staff at WJTV who gave so generously of their time
and talents to be on-air all day to help us raise this kind of money—they are
amazing people with big hearts who love their community and we are so grateful
for them,” said Captain Chapman.
Salvation Army of Jackson is now beginning the process of distributing these
funds to storm victims. All those affected by the storm may contact The
Salvation Army for information on how to make a disaster claim. Call:
601-982-4881 for more information on disaster claims.
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.