After five days of intense service, several locations are scaling back response efforts while some locations hit particularly hard by the storms are still in need of daily feeding and spiritual care.
Alabama/Mississippi – Currently, 40 Salvation Army ESD feeding units and one shower trailer are actively serving in
Mississippi and . Over the last five days, tens of thousands of meals and drinks have been distributed. On Friday and Saturday alone, EDS teams served 30,820 meals and 51,072 drinks. 1,314 people received emotional and spiritual care so crucial to Salvation Army disaster response. Alabama
Kentucky/Tennessee/Virginia – EDS operations will diminish in
Henderson, Murfreesboro and as local resources are once again available for storm survivors. In Clarksville, TN Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN as well as North Georgia, EDS crews are increasing their meal, beverage, and emotional/spiritual care services to keep pace with the needs of communities hit hard by the storms. A strong presence remains in Dyersburg, TN, Greenville, TN, Washington County, VA, and As of Sunday morning, 800 volunteers had logged 7,000 hours while helping staff serve approximately 14,500 meals throughout the division. Henderson, KY.
For more information regarding ongoing relief efforts, please visit the Newsroom at http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support.
The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."