April 2011 Tornadoes Fast Facts and News

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 100,000+ hot meals, 260,000+ sandwiches, snacks & drinks.

• The Salvation Army has provided over 54 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), is about to deploy 1 Field Kitchen, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day; has deployed 1 Shower Unit and 2 Satellite Communications trailers.

• The Salvation Army has ministered through its Pastoral Care to 4,376 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 23,000+ hours.

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

Books-A-Million Launches Tornado Relief Campaign

May 04, 2011 – 8:08 AM EDT

Mark Jones

mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

(601) 278-2100

Birmingham, AL — Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that it is collecting donations to support The Salvation Army’s tornado relief efforts in the Southeast. Customers can make donations at all Books-A-Million’s 230 locations. Through the generous donations of Books-A-Million associates and customers, $100,000 has already been raised for The Salvation Army in just 4 days.

“The Salvation Army provides hope for thousands in the form of shelter, food and many other services,” said Clyde B. Anderson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Books-A-Million, Inc. “Our community here in Alabama and others throughout the South have been overwhelmingly affected by the massive destruction and loss of life and we know that supporting the efforts of the Salvation Army is one of the best ways to help.”

Books-A-Million associates and customers have a long tradition of aiding The Salvation Army’s efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters throughout the United States and the world.

About Books-A-Million, Inc.

Books-A-Million is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates more than 230 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million and Books & Co. and traditional bookstores operating under the name Bookland and Books-A-Million. The common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.booksamillion.com.

Salvation Army Canteen Deployments

for AL & MS for May 4, 2011

May 04, 2011 – 9:04 AM EDT

Mark Jones

mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

(601) 278-2100

Jackson, MS — Thirty-six (36) Salvation Army disaster canteens remain in operation in tornado-affected areas of Alabama and Mississippi. These “kitchens-on-wheels” remain concentrated in communities hardest hit be the severe storms. A complete list of service locations for Tuesday, May 4, 2011 follows:

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INCIDENT COMMAND
 
 
 
CANTEEN LOCATION
Jackson County, AL Vidalia, GA Flat Rock Community Center
684 County Road 326, Flat Rock, AL
Atlanta, GA AC
 
 
 
Higdon Baptist Church
Savannah, GA Flat Rock Community Center
684 County Road 326, Flat Rock, AL
Augusta, GA DRU 1 Delivery
Madison County, AL Huntsville, AL Publix Shopping Center
Jeff Rd/Hwy 53
Calhoun County, AL Anniston, AL Webster’s Chapel Baptist Church
3091 New Liberty Road
Wellington, Alabama
Hattiesburg, MS Ten Island Church
9150 Hwy 77, Ohache, AL
Lawrence County, AL Decatur, AL Roving
New Orleans, LA DRV-20 Chaleybeate Springs Baptist Ch.
2751 Cnty Rd 214, Hillsboro, AL
Franklin County, AL CANTEEN OPS CEASED
Dekalb County, AL Fort Payne, AL Out of service
Marshall County, AL Alexandria, AL DRV-18 Ruth Volunteer FD
3075 Matt Morrow Road, Arab, AL
Gadsden, AL DRU 1 Gunters Landing Subdivision
1000 Gunters Landing Road
Guntersville, AL
Shreveport, LA DRV-18 Guntersville Rec. Center
1500 Guntersville Drive, G’ville, AL
Cullman County Vero Beach, FL
Being deployed from B’ham
Hanceville, AL
St. Augustine, FL
Being deployed from B’ham
Holly Pond, AL
Monroe County, MS Tupelo, MS DRV-18 Smithville Pharmacy
63432 Hwy 25 North, Smithville
Jackson, MS MFU Roving
Tuscaloosa, AL Columbus, MS DRV-18 Holt HS
3801 Alabama Avenue NE
Tuscaloosa, AL
Panama City, FL DRV-20 Leeland Plaza in Alberta
(off of 15th Street)
Pensacola, FL Hopewell Baptist Church
3800 University Blvd.
Alberta, AL
Jacksonville DRV-20 Forest Lake Baptist Church
107 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL DRV-20 Ridgecrest Neighborhood
Holt, AL
Meridian, MS Tuscaloosa Corps Facility
Selma, AL MFU Roving
Jefferson County, AL Baton Rouge, LA DRV-18 350 Industrial Drive, B’ham
Birmingham DRV-18 Fultondale
(Roving)
Birmingham North Smithfield, Leola Ave
Fultondale South
Vero Beach, FL See Cullman County
Tallahassee, FL DRV-20 Pratt City East – Hwy 78 and Cherry
Tampa, FL DRV-20 Fultondale
St. Augustine, FL See Cullman County
Titusville, FL Pleasant Grove, AL
(South – in the park)
West Pasco, FL Temporarily Out-of-Service
Lake Charles, LA DRV-18 McDonald Chapel, Pratt City West (no physical address available)
Walker County, AL Dothan, AL DRV-18
Being deployed from B’ham
Cordova, AL – 208 Alabama Avenue
Birmingham, AL MFU Being deployed from B’ham Cordova – Roving

Salvation Army Teams Bringing Relief
to Washington County, Virginia

May 04, 2011 – 9:37 AM EDT
Johnathan Haskell
Jonathan_Haskell@uss.salvationarmy.org
(865) 335-1573

Glade Spring, VA – The Salvation Army is continuing to provide relief to victims of one of the worst storms to ever hit this part of the country.
“I grew up in the Midwest, but I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said one local resident named Richard. “I’m very happy to be alive.”
Richard and his wife, Carolyn survived the storm by crouching down in a pantry next to the stove in their kitchen. There was no time to get to the basement, as their home literally came apart around them. Their roof blew off, windows exploded and walls collapsed.

“We kissed each other and said our goodbyes,” added Carolyn, “but somehow, we made it through.”
This afternoon, as another round of storms approached, the Salvation Army team and a group of friends helped them move the rest of their belongings into the basement in hopes that they would stay dry. Like many local residents, Richard and Carolyn are still waiting, a week after the tornado, for a visit from their claims adjuster. Until then, they are hesitant to clean up too much.
Salvation Army workers continued up and down the street offering meals, drinks, encouragement and prayers to people who have lost so much. (Photographs are available at www.facebook.com/knoxredshield.)

Over the course of two days in Glade Spring, The Salvation Army has provided:

• 415 meals
• 415 drinks
• 205 cups of coffee
• 20 cases of water
• Spiritual assistance for 50 people

The Salvation Army will continue serving from its staging area near Interstate 81 in Glade Spring and will also continue roaming the hardest hit neighborhoods.
The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.” Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Donations:

The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.” Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Donation totals:

As of May 4, 2011 The Salvation Army USA reports the following totals:

Total: $487,000

Online: $335,000
1-800-SAL-ARMY: $115,000
Text-to-Give: $37,000

The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support.

PIO Contacts:
Mark Jones-Divisional PIO – Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi
Mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell 601 278-2100

Kimberly George-Divisional PIO – Kentucky, Tennessee
Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 423-503-1801

Valerie Johnson- Divisional PIO – Georgia
Valerie_Johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 678-735-0480

Cindy Fuller- Divisional PIO – Arkansas, Oklahoma
Cindy_Fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 405-830-6549

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