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SALVATION ARMY PLANS FOR LONG-TERM RECOVERY EFFORT IN NASHVILLE

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Released 10 May 2010

Nashville, TN: Sunday signaled a scale-back on immediate relief efforts in Nashville, but The Salvation Army will continue to help the citizens of Music City with what will surely be a long-term recovery. 

 

Most of the damaged homes have been stripped clean and the public works department has been working overtime to remove water-logged possessions from streets around the city. Traffic at the community centers, which have served as information centers and relief stations, has slowed to a trickle, as homeowners begin to focus on repair and recovery.

 

The Salvation Army, in partnership with state and local authorities, will be targeting 1200 households for recovery assistance.  “We certainly will not be able to put everything back,” explained Nashville Area Commander, Major Rob Vincent, “but we will seek to help them with their most immediate needs.”

 

To qualify for assistance, families must first have registered with FEMA.  This can be done online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  Families must also have proof of ownership along with an estimate of the funds expected from their insurance and from FEMA.

 

The Salvation Army will continue to provide cleaning supplies, food boxes and comfort kits as well.

 

“We’re committed to Nashville and to the long-term recovery,” added Major Vincent.  “We’re going to continue doing the most good in Nashville with the resources that God has provided for us.”

 

For more information, please contact The Salvation Army at (615) 242-0411.

 

 

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About the Salvation Army

The 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 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services in 5,000 communities 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. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Visit us on-line to learn more or to make a donation. www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Eldridge, Director of Marketing

Office: (615) 242-0411 ext. 243 or Cell (615) 416-4218

jennifer_eldridge@uss.salvationarmy.org

www.salarmy-nashville.org

 

 

Submitted by Jonathan Haskell, Public Information Officer, The Salvation Army, Nashville, TN.  Office:  615-242-0411 Cell:  865-335-1573

Jonathan_Haskell@uss.salvationarmy.org

                               


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