The Salvation Army of St. Petersburg Responds Following Tornadoes in Pinellas County

St. Petersburg, FL – The Salvation of St. Petersburg is providing assistance to residents affected by the March 31 storms.

The Salvation Army is providing meals to residents who are without power following the devastating tornadoes that touched-down in Pinellas County around 11:30 Thursday morning.

Late Thursday morning, a storm blew through Pinellas County bringing wind and rain and knocked down power lines, uprooted trees and overturned some small aircraft at the St. Petersburg – Clearwater International Airport.

Included in the destruction of the storm was Four Seasons Estates, 13225 101st Street SE, Largo, Fla. This community lost power and reported nearly a dozen homes that suffered damage to roofs and windows.

The Salvation Army St. Petersburg canteen (mobile kitchen) was deployed to the Four Seasons Estates where a Salvation Army staff member and volunteer provided meals to residents. The Salvation Army planned to provide meals Friday morning, if necessary.

Salvation Army offices in Winter Haven and Tampa are on stand-by ready to assist if needed.

Media Contacts:

Michael Rojas
Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army of St. Petersburg 

(813) 857-0297

Michael_Rojas@uss.salvationarmy.org

Dulcinea Cuellar
Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army of Florida
(813) 376-0836
Dulcinea_Cuellar@uss.salvationarmy.org