Released 4 May 2010
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Hot meals and compassion provided to flood victims in Corinth, Miss.
Jackson, Miss: The City of Corinth has requested that The Salvation Army
deploy a mobile feeding unit to the Combs
Court housing complex that was inundated by water
following heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.
70 units have been flooded leaving between 200-250 residents in need of feeding
and clean-up assistance.
Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit from Tupelo will be on site to feed and hydrate residents at Combs Court on Cass Street in Corinth. The Salvation Army will take
responsibility for feeding at a shelter set up by the Red Cross in Corinth.
Salvation Army will also be distributing disaster clean-up kits to Alcorn and Tippah County residents beginning Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at The Salvation Army in Corinth. Clean-up kits
include: mop, squeegee, broom, bucket, gloves, and cleaning supplies.
disaster recovery assistance is available through The Salvation Army by calling
(662) 287-6979 or by visiting 2200
Lackey Drive in Corinth.
Army personnel are working with Local and State emergency management officials
and other VOAD agencies to coordinate services and provide ongoing assistance
to residents across the mid-south.
goal is to provide for the needs of residents affected by the flooding and
tornados in Northeast Mississippi,” stated Michelle Miles of The Salvation Army
“Wherever needs present themselves our mission is to respond.”
Salvation Army continues hydration support for oil spill volunteers on the Gulf Coast.
Four units are providing water and drinks in Venice,
La and Baldwin County, Ala.
donations are always needed to offset the expense of Disaster Services. Please
call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
To volunteer in future disaster responses please contact your local Salvation
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been
supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the
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 The
Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities
nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.