THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS
TO SEVERE WEATHER, FLOODING IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE, TENN – The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command, led by Major Rob Vincent, has activated an emergency disaster response team and mobilized feeding canteen to assist local and state government disaster relief operations immediately following the worst rainfall and flood disaster in our region’s history.
Yesterday (Sunday) with the assistance of Hopeforce International and other partnering agencies, The Salvation Army provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the hundreds of first responders which are currently based at the Emergency Operations Center in Nashville. The Salvation Army will continue to serve the first responders as needed.
Today, Major Rob Vincent and disaster team are monitoring the flood stages of the many communities affected by the severe weather. Major Vincent explained, “Once water recedes significantly and people leave shelters, returning to their homes to begin clean-up, The Salvation Army mobile feeding canteen(s) will be deployed to neighborhoods severely affected by flood waters.” In addition to meals and beverages being provided to victims, The Salvation Army is prepared to distribute clean-up kits and assist with emotional and spiritual care as needed.
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center was evacuated in the early hours this morning (Monday). Eighty men were rescued by boat and relocated to The Salvation Army Area Command on Dickerson Pike. The men have been accommodated. All inventories have been destroyed at The Salvation Army Thrift Store Distribution Center located on North 1st Street in Nashville.
Individuals and organizations who wish to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts are being asked to provide monetary assistance, which will allow for a faster response to the outlying areas severely affected by flooding. Credit card donations to support regional relief effort can be made online at www.salarmy-nashville.com, called in at 1-800-SAL-ARMY or checks/money can be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s relief work, please contact Jennifer Eldridge at 615-416-4218 or Major Rob Vincent at 615-416-3657. More information on The Salvation Army’s disaster work will be released as it becomes available.
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About The Nashville Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, a faith-based non-profit serving Nashville since 1890, will extend its resourceful hand of assistance to more than 20,000 individuals and families in greatest need throughout the year. The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services in 5,000 communities 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. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Visit us on-line to learn more or to make a donation. www.salvationarmyusa.org.