The Salvation Army Partnering with National Guard to Serve Stranded Motorists Around the Downtown Connector

1010078_10151832549356863_813801579_nWith thousands of motorists still stranded in metro Atlanta, The Salvation Army is partnering with the National Guard to distribute warm meals and hot coffee to those still stuck along the icy freeways.

In response to these dangerous conditions, Salvation Army canteens will dispatch along the downtown connector to offer relief in the form of food and prayer to those still stuck. Specifically, the canteens will be located at the BP gas station which is across the street from the Varsity.  The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center located in downtown Atlanta is preparing hot meals for motorists who have been stuck in their cars for up to 24 hours.

“Many motorists have been stranded along the interstate for nearly 24 hours,” says Metro Atlanta Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “We just want to bring comfort to those who have had to endure the low temperatures and snow in their cars.”

Currently, warming centers are open and community centers have all shelters open and are taking necessary steps to allow for additional accommodations of men, women, and children that have been affected by this storm.

Anyone who would like to help provide for shelter needs can make donations of food items, toiletries and bed linens.  For more information, call 404-486-2700.

*(Photo credit 104.7 The Fish)

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