The Salvation Army currently has 12 mobile feeding units deployed from Georgia, alongside the units from neighboring states providing emotional and spiritual care as well as critical food and hydration to those in need. The canteens are located in the following areas;
–five in Spalding County Georgia
-four in Alabama
-one in Catoosa Georgia
-one in Rome, Georgia
-one in Cartersville Georgia
As of Sunday, Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams have served 8,596 meals and 4,195 drinks in Spalding, 720 meals and 1,490 drinks in Rome, and 120 meals and 350 drinks in Cartersville. Additionally, dozens of clean-up kits have been given to survivors in need.
Since the outbreak, Salvation Army EDS volunteers, staff, and officers have provided prayer, love, hot meals, and cold water to disaster victims at every mobile feeding unit dispersed throughout the South.
EDS teams from the Kentucky/Tennessee Division are providing food, beverages, and emotional/spiritual support at various locations in northwest Georgia including the hard-hit town of Ringgold.
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 interested in helping to:
- Send checks to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339. Please designate, “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”
- Go online to http://www.salvationarmy-georgia.org/or call 1-800-SAL-Army to make credit-card donations.
- Text “GIVE” to 80888, to make an automatic $10 donation.