Released 7 May 2010
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
as at May 5, 2010:
Meals Served 4,123
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About The Salvation Army
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.
Jennifer Eldridge, Director of
(615) 242-0411 ext. 243 or Cell (615) 416-4218
Jonathan Haskell, Public Information Officer, The Salvation Army, Nashville, TN. Office: 615-242-0411