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SALVATION ARMY BATTLING FLOOD ON MULTIPLE FRONTS

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Released 6 May 2010

Donations, Volunteers Crucial to Effort

 

Nashville, TN:  Crews from Knoxville and Winchester, Tennessee and Bowling Green and Madisonville, Kentucky have joined with The Salvation Army of Nashville to provide relief, support and hope in the wake of the historic Nashville flood. The team is serving the Nashville community in a variety of areas.

 

Food and Water: Mobile Feeding Units (canteens) are providing food and water in several of the hardest hit areas.  (*indicates open to the public)

  • Bellevue Community Ctr., 656 Colice Jean Rd. 37221*
  • Coleman Community Ctr., 384 Thompson Ln.*
  • Hadley Recreation Ctr., 1037 28th Ave. N.*
  • Emergency Management Office
  • NPD SE Precinct
  • Citadel Corps, Neelys Bend Rd., Madison*

 

Crews will be serving at the community centers between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm. Through Tuesday evening, crews had served over 2,300 meals.

 

Adult Rehabilitation Center: 80 men were rescued by boat from the center on North First Street in the early hours of Monday morning. 43 of the men who were participating in the program are being transferred Thursday to the Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.  “I don’t care if I have to go to Knoxville, Chattanooga or Memphis,” said one of the program’s participants, JaRon Britton. “God spared my life for a reason and I’m going to finish what I started.”

 

The men are scheduled to depart from the Magness-Potter Community Center on Stockell Street at 10 am today. 

 

Emergency Assistance: Anyone who needs help is encouraged to stop by the Emergency Assistance office at 611 Stockell St. where The Salvation Army is offering food boxes, personal comfort kits (including toiletry) and hygiene items and cleaning kits. 

 

Ways to Help: The best way to help is with a monetary gift. Gifts may be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org designating your gift to the Nashville floods, or checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207.

 

The Salvation Army in Nashville is accepting cases of bottled water, NEW socks, underwear, t-shirts, hygiene kits for men or women, and supplies for clean-up kits which include: mop, broom, work gloves, mask, sponge, squeegee, scrub brush, rubber gloves, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, trash bags and paper towels. This is only for in kind donations in the Nashville area (see below). Please DO NOT drop off used clothing items at this time.

 

Drop Off Locations:

  • Magness Potter, 611 Stockell St. Nashville Hours: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison Hours 10 a.m. – 7p.m.
  • Murfreesboro Corps, 1137 West Main St., Murfreesboro 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Mix 92.9 Event Cools Spring Galleria this weekend see details below
  • Best One Tire Stores in Brentwood, Hillsboro, Rivergate and Downtown
    BRENTWOOD:

Various other donations drives are taking place around Nashville.  Visit The Salvation Army website www.SalArmy-Nasvhille.org for list of approved partners.

 

For more information, contact The Salvation Army at 615 242-0411. Follow our updates on Twitter (@SalArmy), Facebook (The Salvation Army – Nashville), or on our blog at www.salarmynashville.wordpress.com.

           

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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 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.

 

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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