April 2011 Fast Facts — Thursday, May 5, 2011

Published by Territorial Headquarters,
Communications Bureau
Community Relations & Development Department, Atlanta, Georgia

The Salvation Army responded immediately following major tornado activity in the southern United States, serving the immediate needs of survivors by providing food, beverages, emotional/spiritual care, and other necessities. The following information represents the Southern Territory’s fifteen states and the District of Columbia.

• The Salvation Army has served 120,000+ hot meals, 300,000+ sandwiches, snacks & drinks.
• The Salvation Army has provided 54 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), 1 Field Kitchen, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day, 1 Shower Unit, and 2 Satellite Communications trailers.
• The Salvation Army has ministered through its Pastoral Care to 5,286 individuals.
• The Salvation Army has begun helping with Social Services Cases in several locations.
• Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers have served a total of 30,000+ hours.

Please note: All inquiries for gifts in kind should apply through www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

The Salvation Army Continues To Serve
On Day 7 after Deadly Tornadoes

May 04, 2011 – 7:05 PM EDT
Kimberly George
kimberly_george@uss.salvationarmy.org
(423) 503-1023

Chattanooga, TN – One week after the most deadly storms to hit the Southeast, The Salvation Army continues to serve tirelessly and continues to “Do the Most Good” by providing help, hope, and healing. “It’s what we do,” states Divisional Disaster Director Joe Hughes. “Especially when folks have lost everything, the least we can do is provide a hot meal and warm prayer.”

In northwest GA and southeast TN, under the direction of Commissioner James Osborne and Ray Dalrymple, almost 18,000 meals have been served and over 35,000 beverages and over 800 individuals have been personally prayed with by our Spiritual Care team.

Catoosa County, GA — The Salvation Army continues to station 2 mobile kitchen units servicing the Ringgold community that have come from Dalton, GA and Winchester, TN. A third mobile kitchen unit from Knoxville is roaming Cherokee Valley Rd. Social Service teams are making arrangements to move into offering their services as well to this community.

Hamilton County, TN — The Salvation Army continues to serve in Apison, TN roaming these areas providing food and emotional and spiritual care. Social service assistance is also beginning in this county as well.

Bradley County, TN — The Salvation Army has teamed with The Red Cross and Southern Baptist Association to serve the needs of the Cleveland Community. They have a joint distribution center where food, water, and other physical needs are being met. Southern Territorial Disaster Director, Jeff Jellets, said after visiting the community, “What an incredible example of service organizations working together, Doing the Most Good!”

Lake County, TN — The Salvation Army service unit has been serving since the storms hit on April 27. They have been averaging 300 meals a day. Service is being provided by Service Unit volunteers. They are monitoring the threat of rising waters.
Memphis, TN – The Salvation Army continues to watch the threat of rising waters in the area and is active in the local EOC. They have served 1795 meals and over 2500 beverages to the EOC and staging areas.

Henderson, KY — The Salvation Army has 3 separate locations where physical, emotional and spiritual services are being provided. The locations are in Henderson in the communities of Spottsville, Reed, Beals. They are scaling back to a little over 100 meals a day and have served close to fifteen hundred meals total since relief efforts began.

Washington, VA — With the EOC closing, The Salvation Army’s Johnson City, TN and the Owensboro, KY mobile kitchen unit will released as of today, May 4, 2011. The Bristol Corps will continue to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to victims of this horrific disaster.

The Salvation Army Participates in One
Day Assistance Centers

May 04, 2011 – 9:55 PM EDT
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller
cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
(405) 254-1156

Hot Springs, AR is participating in two separate One Day Assistance Centers being held in Garland and Faulkner Counties.

Friday, May 6, 2011
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
One Day Assistance Center
Beryl Baptist Church
873 Highway 64 E
Vilonia, AR 72173-9701

And

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
One Day Assistance Center
Assembly of God Camp
1366 N. Hwy 7
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

The Assistance Center will have numerous representatives from Arkansas Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster. Agencies will be available to with storm survivors on assistance available and provide additional information. Food, Counseling/intervention, Hygiene Kits, Cleaning supplies, water, blankets, and more may be available. Photo ID and Documents of disaster damages are required to receive some forms of assistance.

The Salvation Army Continues to Serve Those Affected by Flooding

Arkansas (May 4, 2011) – The Black River continues to be out of its banks and wreaking havoc on those areas along the river in Randolph County Arkansas. On Monday and Tuesday, it rose another two feet. It is expected to crest sometime Saturday morning.

The Salvation Army in Randolph County continues to serve workers, the National Guard, and others affected by the flooding in Pocahontas.

A host of volunteers, a Salvation Army officer, Captain Bobby Carr of Rogers, Arkansas, and a couple of employees serve off of the mobile feeding daily. The service began on Thursday of last week and will most likely continue through the weekend. To date, 3,140 meals have been served and 574 volunteer hours have been provided by local and visiting community members. Employees and Officers of The Salvation Army have put in well over 300 hours in the response effort.

Financial donations are critically needed to support disaster relief efforts. There are four ways to donate:

• Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
• Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
• Checks may be made out to “The Salvation Army Disaster Services” and mailed to

PO Box 100339

Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.
• Text “GIVE” to 80888 to donate $10.

Contact:
Cindy Fuller

cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
or
405-830-6549