Residents along the Mississippi Delta are bracing themselves as the mighty Mississippi crests and pours over onto streets, homes, businesses and farmlands.
This famous river, which begins in Lake Itsaca, MN and runs 2341 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, means “Great River” from the Ojibwe or Algonquin word, “misi-ziibi.” And although at it’s calmest, it can appear serene and beautiful as it flows mightily through a handful of states, when storms and excessive water collect, she is far from peaceful.
Currently The Salvation Army has been busily working in various capacities within the Memphis area; along the mighty Mississippi as the community “prays for the best but prepares for the worst.” To date, The Salvation Army Memphis Area Command Disaster Response Team has provided over 3,600 hot meals and over 10,000 snacks and drinks out of our canteens (Mobile Feeding Units) from Memphis, Jackson and Owensboro, KY. SA-Disaster Response teams which are comprised of officers, staff and volunteers have been assisting in the sandbagging process as well in preparation for intense flooding.
Here’s what’s needed at this time in order to continue to meet the need:
- Prayers! As you go about your day or before you lay your head to sleep, please pray for those in the affected areas
- Call – 1800-SAL-ARMY to make a monetary donation
- Text – “GIVE” to 80888 for a $10 donation
- Mail – If you would like to send a check to assist with flood relief, please send to The Salvation Army, 696 Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN, 38105; in the memo area, write “May Floods”
Thank you again for giving back to our brothers and sisters in need. Know that it’s appreciated, will be used in the most efficient and effective way possible and that 100% of what you donate to disaster relief with The Salvation Army goes to disaster relief, no where else, that’s a promise!