The Salvation Army Responding to Mississippi Tornado—Units engaged within minutes in disaster response

Clinton, Miss. — The Salvation Army of Metro Jackson has responded to serve hot meals, water, and pastoral care to tornado survivors in Clinton, Miss. when a strong super cell thunderstorm began dropping a tornado on a line stretching northeast across much of the Jackson Metropolitan Area.

A feeding unit from Jackson has been serving the hard hit City of Clinton where multiple neighborhoods and numerous businesses have reported damage. Emotional and spiritual care has been available to residents as they begin recovery. Services were available throughout the evening and weekend.

Additionally, The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope at 110 Presto Lane opened its doors to residents of Central Mississippi displaced by the storm.

“This day has seen so many lives ripped apart by an act of nature. The Salvation Army wants to provide an act of God in serving the residents of central Mississippi recovering from this event,” stated Captain Ken Chapman of The Salvation Army in Jackson. “Our hope is that through the love of Christ the emotional and physical scars can begin to heal.”

Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose. For up to the minute information, please visit