Released 10 May 2010
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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.
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
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.
Army will continue to provide cleaning supplies, food boxes and comfort kits as
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.”
information, please contact The Salvation Army at (615) 242-0411.
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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.
Jennifer Eldridge, Director of Marketing
(615) 242-0411 ext. 243 or Cell (615) 416-4218
Jonathan Haskell, Public Information Officer, The Salvation Army, Nashville, TN. Office: 615-242-0411