According to news reports, more than 190 people have lost their lives, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama has suffered a great deal of damage. More storms are tracking through N. Alabama, N.W. Georgia, and S.E. Tennessee.
The Salvation Army already has teams providing food, drinks, and spiritual support to storm survivors 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 and Cleveland, Tennessee.
Additional Salvation Army EDS feeding units are currently in route to affected areas throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Another 22 mobile feeding units including catering trucks, mobile kitchens, and a 20,000 meal per day full service field kitchen are on standby.
Financial donations are needed to help with Salvation Army disaster relief efforts. If you’d like to support storm survivors:
• Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”
• Text “GIVE” to 80888.
• Send checks to The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command, 1190 W, Druid Hills Drive, Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30329-2121. Please designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”