Fast Facts — April 2011 Tornadoes & May 2011 Floods — May 11, 2011

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Published by Territorial Headquarters,
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Communications Bureau

Community Relations & Development Department, Atlanta, Georgia

The Salvation Army responded immediately following major tornado activity and flooding in the southern United States, meeting the 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 211,000+ hot meals and 477,000+ 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 distributed 43,000+ hygiene kits.
• The Salvation Army has supplied 6,500+ cleanup kits.
• The Salvation Army has delivered emotional/spiritual care to 9,100+ individuals.
• The Salvation Army has initiated emergency Social Services in multiple locations.
• Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers have served of 57,000+ hours.

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

The Mississippi Food Network is Helping Stock The Salvation Army Warehouse in Vicksburg

Jackson, MS (May 11, 2011) – The Mississippi Food Network is donating water, non-perishable food, and toiletry items to help assist those affected by the floods. These donations are being given to The Salvation Army to help stock the disaster warehouse that is being prepared to meet the needs of the community.

“Because of our long standing relationship with The Salvation Army we are eager to help meet these needs in any way possible,” said Walter Satterwhite, Executive Director of the MS Food Network.

“We are so grateful to the MS Food Network for these donations! Our disaster response teams have been on the ground preparing for the disaster that we all know is coming in full force. We have opened an emergency disaster warehouse in Vicksburg in anticipation of meeting the needs of that community as well as surrounding communities affected by the flood,” said Captain Ken Chapman.

Captain Srikant Bhatnagar, incoming officer of the Vicksburg command will be on hand to receive the supplies and coordinate the distribution to the community.

The supplies will be off loaded at the warehouse sometime Thursday.

Media Contact:

Becky Russell

Director Media/Public Relations

The Salvation Army, Jackson Metro Area

Office: 601-982-4881 ext.107

Cell: 601-397-2134

Secondary Contact:

Mark Jones

Divisional Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army ALM Division

Cell: 601-278-2100

Mark_Jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Builds Stronger Relief and Recovery Presence in Hackleburg and
Northwest Alabama

Jackson, Miss. (May 10, 2011) — As the response to Alabama and Mississippi tornadoes moves towards its second week, The Salvation Army is strengthening its presence in the northwest part of Alabama near Russellville and Hackleburg.

Two mobile feeding units will continue to provide meals and drinks as relief and recovery continues in Hackleburg.

Additionally, The Salvation Army’s 52’ Field Kitchen began service today as the kitchen for the Hackleburg Schools. Up to 600 meals per day will be served from the kitchen throughout the remainder of the school year.

The Salvation Army is also operating a warehouse for distribution and case work in Russellville. The Salvation Army is currently in need of warehouse space closer to Hackleburg to strengthen the response to the hard hit community.

Currently, EDS personnel are providing food, beverages, and emotional/spiritual care to storm victims in Alabama and Mississippi. Over 200,000 meals have been served to date plus an additional 450,000 sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Additional resources, such as clean-up kits, clothing, household items, hygiene products, and baby items are being distributed.

Pastoral care teams have provided emotional and spiritual care to over 8,300 people. Prayers have also been conducted with thousands of others.

As power continues to be restored in many communities, the need for The Salvation Army’s feeding services are diminishing quickly. On Wednesday, only 13 feeding sites will be operated down from a high of 40 . Below are the feeding locations for 5/11.

Calhoun County, AL Anniston, AL Webster’s Chapel Baptist Church
3091 New Liberty Road
Wellington, Alabama

Marion County, AL Lafayette, LA
Hattiesburg, MS
Roving
Roving

Monroe County, MS Tupelo, MS DRV-18 Piggly Wiggly
63436 Hwy 25 North, Smithville

Tuscaloosa, AL Panama City, FL DRV-20 American Legion (3800 University Blvd)

Pensacola, FL Holt Baptist Church
3101 Alabama Ave NE, Holt, AL

Jacksonville DRV-20 Forest Lake Baptist Church
107 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ft. Lauderdale, FL DRV-20     Crescent Ridge Rd/Keene Drive

Meridian, MS Tuscaloosa Corps (Greensboro/21st Street)

Jefferson County, AL     Tallahassee, FL DRV-20 Pratt City – Scott School
1517 Hiberian Court

West Pasco, FL Pratt City East – Hwy 78 and Cherry

Tampa, FL DRV-20 350 Industrial Drive, B’ham

Dothan, AL DRV-18 North Smithfield (4400 Campbell Lane)

Additionally, The Salvation Army is providing case workers and distribution at multiple sites across the affected areas. Limited distribution of clothing, household items, food boxes, cleaning supplies, and limited financial assistance are available. To date over 56,000 people have received assistance from The Salvation Army.

Below are the 19 distribution sites as of 5/10. The Salvation Army anticipates that distribution will commence in the Tuscaloosa area within the next week once a warehouse has been secured.

ALABAMA

Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1500 Sunset Drive – G’ville Rec Center) Casework ONLY

Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue)

Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store)

Arab/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Thrift Store)
Anniston/Calhoun County (171 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan)

Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center)
Jacksonville/Calhoun County (Eagle Point Church, Jax,)

Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur)

Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center)
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave)

Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, Al)

Pisgah/Jackson County (3030 County Road 58 Pisgah)

Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery)
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center)

MISSISSIPPI

Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services)
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center)

Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)

Media Contact:

Mark Jones
Public Relations Director/PIO

Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division

Cell: (601) 278-2100 Office: (601) 961-7709

Mark_Jones@uss. salvationarmy.org

Joe’s Crab Shack to Team up with The Salvation Army to Help Families Rebuild from Tornadoes

NORCROSS, GA (May 11, 2011 )— Joes’ Crab Shack, a well-known seafood restaurant chain, will partner with The Salvation Army to host a fundraiser benefiting the Georgia and Alabama families affected by the tragic tornadoes of April 28.

On Thursday, May 12, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., customers who dine at any of the Joe’s Crab Shack locations in Douglasville, Duluth, Kennesaw, Morrow, Stone Mountain and Hoover will have 10% of their check donated to The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army, which has been on the ground providing relief for the immediate needs of tornado survivors in Georgia and Alabama, will use the money raised through the fundraiser to aid their efforts. From their canteens (mobile feeding units), The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided nearly 14,000 meals, 27,000 cold drinks, 5,000 snacks, and 5,000 clean-up and personal hygiene kits along with emotional and spiritual care to Georgians who have lost relatives, homes, and personal possessions in this massive storm.

Major Jim Arrowood, Divisional Commander for the Georgia Division of The Salvation Army says, “The first phase of our disaster response in which we address the most urgent needs of shocked and dazed survivors is complete. Now we start the long and arduous trek of helping families plan for long-term recovery. Partnerships like this with Joe’s Crab Shack provide us with more resources for recovery phase assistance.”

Participating customers in Douglasville, Duluth, Kennesaw, Morrow, Stone Mountain, GA and Hoover, AL may present a special newspaper coupon to their server to receive credit for their organization.

Media Contact:

Valerie Johnson

Divisional PIO

valerie_johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org

(678) 418-4671

Salvation Army Service Locations for Southeast TN and Northwest GA Locations for May 11

Chattanooga TN – May 11, 2011 – The Salvation Army continues to meet the needs of our community by providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support. We appreciate the overwhelming support that has been given to help the Salvation Army carry out our mission.

In Tennessee:

Bradley County, TN – The Joint Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Old Cleveland Bank and Trust Building, 10 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311. We are making the transition today to 2960 Barney’s Lane, a one-stop warehouse that should be operational by Thursday. They are still serving hot meals along Dalton Pike approximately 1 mile south of Walmart.

Hamilton County, TN – The Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Centers are located at The Salvation Army in East Lake, 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in Tiftonia at John A. Patten School, 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

In Georgia:

Catoosa County, GA — The Joint Disaster Recovery Center is located at 36 Muscogee Trail, Ringgold, GA, 30736 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Walker County, GA — The Joint Disaster Recovery Center is located at Walker County Agriculture Center, 10058 N. Highway 27, Rock Springs, GA 30739 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lt. David Costellow
PIO Chattanooga Area Disaster Response
(270) 881-6510; david_costellow@uss.salvationarmy.org

Donations:

The best way to help tornado and flood survivors as well as 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” or “May 2011 Floods.” 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 9, 2011 $1,789,182 had been raised in support of relief efforts.

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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