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NASHVILLE SALVATION ARMY STAFF & VOLUNTEERS TAKING RELIEF TO HURTING COMMUNITIES

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Released 7 May 2010

Nashville, TN: Salvation Army personnel continue to partner with local authorities to provide relief to flood victims in their communities.  The Office of Emergency Management has established information centers in the hardest hit areas of the city – the Bellevue Community Center, Coleman Community Center and Hadley Community Center.  The Salvation Army is on hand at each location to provide food, water and spiritual support. 

 

In addition, The Salvation Army is providing the same services for those working at the Office of Emergency Management as well as to emergency responders working out of the Metro Police Department’s Southeast Precinct.  These services are scheduled to continue through the weekend.

 

As flood waters recede, Salvation Army mobile kitchens (canteens) will advance directly into the devastated neighborhoods.  A canteen crew from Jackson, Tennessee will arrive on Friday to continue the work begun by Sergeant Alvez Gonzalez in the Illinois Ave. neighborhood.  A canteen crew from Madisonville, Kentucky is providing services out of the Nashville Area Command’s Citadel Corps.

 

Outside the city, Emergency Disaster Services crews from Murfreesboro are serving flood victims in Antioch, TN and a crew from Paducah, Kentucky is serving victims in the Clarksville area.

 

Please continue to pray for the victims of what some are calling a “thousand year flood”. 27 counties in Tennessee have been declared a disaster area.  The mayor estimates the damage in the Nashville area alone to be in the neighborhood of $1 Billion.

 

Service Totals as at May 5, 2010:

 

Meals Served                                    4,123

Drinks                                    5,570

Snacks                                    1,910

 

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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.

 

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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