The Salvation Army Discusses Spiritual Care and Disaster — Dr. Kevin Ellers to be Featured Monday, May 2 on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network

Mississippi — On Monday, May 2, 2011, at 9:00 AM (CDT), Dr. Kevin Ellers, The Salvation Army USA’s Central Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, will take part live on “Relatively Speaking,” a Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) network show.

Relatively Speaking,” hosted by Kevin Farrell and psychiatrist, Dr. Greg Gordon, originates in Jackson, MS on FM WMPN 91.3, and regularly focuses on issues that face Mississippi’s families. Monday’s segment will center on the importance of Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) in coping with disaster.

Ellers, The Salvation Army’s National Lead for ESC in Disaster Services, will explain the significance of, and answer questions about this important part of The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services work. According to Ellers, “Working with disaster survivors and meeting their needs has been part of The Salvation Army’s ministry since 1906. The emotional and spiritual care component is really what sets The Salvation Army’s disaster relief work apart. I’m very excited to get the opportunity to talk with the people of Mississippi, and hopefully make a difference as they cope with the tragedy surrounding the effects of the recent Tornadoes there.”

The show will be carried statewide on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting network and will be available to National Public Radio stations nationwide. Those outside the MPB coverage area can listen to the show live by going to the MPB website at www.mpbonline.org/radio/listenlive/listenonline.htm.

The show will also be available for download as a podcast, and in an audio-on-demand format. These will be available on the MPB website archives, listed under “Relatively Speaking,” or by clicking here.

Contact:

Mark Jones
Divisional Public Relations Director
ALM Division
Office: 601-961-7709
Cell: 601-278-2100
Mark_Jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

Report by:

Jeff Curnow
Public and Corporate Relations Manager
USA Central Territory
Jeff_curnow@usc.salvationarmy.org