14 February 2014

Editor's Note: This story was originally posted on The Salvation Army's Disaster Services website.  To read more, please visit the EDS website HERE.

     

The Salvation Army is closely monitoring the severe weather situation affecting Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North & South Carolina, known as Winter Storm Pax. 

A significant number of mobile feeding units drawn from the six affected States are on standby, awaiting the final outcome of the storms' worst affects. Should there be an escalation in power outages, followed by requests for mass feeding, especially in more rural areas, The Salvation Army will respond accordingly. An additional number of units are being made available should the need arise, from Florida which is south of the storms' path.

The Salvation Army is grateful for any monetary donations to help offset the cost of response during Winter Storm Pax. Please donate at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or www.salvationarmyusa.org. For more information on this disaster, and how you can help, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To learn more about The Salvation Army's services in times of emergency and disaster, check out the "About Our Services" slideshow HERE

    

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.