What an amazing song by Casting Crowns. It’s hard to imagine as the winds blow and the rain pours that we still have the capability to see the Son, but we do and for so many brave souls over the course of the past few days, that is exactly what happened. It’s been intense throughout many southern states as we witnessed a massive tornado outbreak rip through the southern US. Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee have witnessed loss of life and destruction of homes and businesses, yet amidst the storms that seemed to never end, many miracles occurred, many near misses, areas that if hit could have produced countless amounts of casualties were by passed. Please keep those affected by these horrific storms in your prayers and at the same time Praise God for the miracles, the lives spared, the destruction avoided; the many rescues that occurred. Also, please keep praying for all of the emergency personnel, rescue teams and relief agencies including The Salvation Army. Currently 160 lives have been lost across the South with 128 of those lives lost in Alabama alone.
Please see what The Salvation Army is currently doing to meet the need of our brothers and sisters here in the mid south:
“In response, the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi (ALM) Division of The Salvation Army has mobilized 10 feeding units and a communications unit. Another 22 mobile feeding units including catering trucks, mobile kitchens, and a 20,000 meal per day full service field kitchen have been placed on standby. Units are providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to storm victims in Tuscaloosa, Guntersville, and Lauderdale County, Alabama as well as Montpelier and Oxford, Mississippi. Mobile feeding units from the Kentucky-Tennessee Division (KTN) are serving victims in Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, and Cleveland, Tennessee.
Additional Salvation Army EDS feeding units are currently in route to affected areas throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
As damage reports are received, Salvation Army EDS personnel and mobile feeding units currently on standby in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland and West Virginia will be deployed. Financial donations are needed to support disaster relief efforts.
- Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
- Text “GIVE” to 80888 for Tornado Disaster Relief
- 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.
“Then the Lord will appear over them; His arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet; He will march in the storms of the south and the Lord Almighty will shield them.” ~Zechariah 9:14