Jackson, MS (Jan. 23, 2012)—The Salvation Army is on the ground in Jefferson and Chilton Counties in Alabama offering physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief personnel. Within the first two hours following the tornado, The Salvation Army was actively serving meals in multiple locations across Jefferson County. Five mobile feeding units have been deployed across the region.
• Feeding unit from Selma, AL, at FBC Maplesville at the corner of Main Street and Highway 22.
• Feeding unit from Birmingham to Centerpoint Courthouse.
• Feeding unit from Anniston in Clay, AL in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood.
• Feeding unit from Meridian, Miss. will serve overnight at the Centerpoint Courthouse.
• Feeding unit from Birmingham, Ala, roaming Northeast Jefferson County..
The Salvation Army anticipates an extended presence in the impacted areas, offering food & hydration, emotional and spiritual support as relief, recovery and clean up continue. Financial donations are needed and can be made to The Salvation Army at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769). Please follow us on Twitter at @SALARMYALM.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.