Mobile, AL(February 14, 2013)—The Salvation Army Coastal Alabama Area Command is working in cooperation with the City of Mobile as part of the provision of hospitality to families and friends waiting to meet passengers of the Carnival Triumph at the Mobile Cruise terminal.
Salvation Army personnel are presently providing snacks, coffee, hot chocolate and hot meals to families of passengers awaiting the arrival of their loved ones to Mobile.
Estimated arrival times for the ship are close to midnight tonight and Salvation Army personnel will remain vigilant in their efforts until the ship has docked.
“Each of these families are awaiting the assurance that their loved ones are safe and secure. We can only imagine the anxiety each must be experiencing,” stated Major Mark Brown of The Salvation Army Coastal Alabama Area Command. “We pray that our presence can be a source of hope and calm a midst their concern.”
Financial donations are still needed to support disaster relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Disaster Relief. Donors may text “GIVE” to 80888. Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information go to www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief.