May 2011 Floods — Fast Facts

Published by Territorial Headquarters,
Communications Bureau
Community Relations & Development Department, Atlanta, Georgia

The Salvation Army responded immediately following major tornado activity and flooding in the southern United States, meeting the needs of survivors by providing food, beverages, emotional/spiritual care, and other necessities.

The following information represents the Southern Territory’s fifteen states and the District of Columbia.

• The Salvation Army has served 241,061 hot meals and 578,685 sandwiches, snacks & drinks.
• The Salvation Army has provided 54 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), 1 Field Kitchen, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day, 1 Shower Unit, and 2 Satellite Communications trailers.
• The Salvation Army has distributed 45,288 hygiene kits.
• The Salvation Army has supplied 8,947 cleanup kits.
• The Salvation Army has delivered emotional/spiritual care to 10,825 individuals.
• The Salvation Army has initiated emergency Social Services in multiple locations.
• Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers have served of 69,227 hours.

Please note: All inquiries for gifts in kind should apply through www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

Volunteers: The Army behind The Salvation Army
Individuals from around the country answer call to assist tornado survivors in need.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (May 20, 2011) — Three weeks after the devastating outbreak of tornados that evicted thousands of Alabama families from their homes and turned normal, everyday life in Tuscaloosa completely upside-down, The Salvation Army remains focused on serving tornado survivors who need a hand-up. Though the local Salvation Army is recovering from the loss of its two main facilities, the Tuscaloosa Corps and The Center of Hope, it remains focused on fulfilling the organization’s mission: meeting human needs without discrimination.

The biggest factor that affects The Salvation Army’s ability to serve in times of disaster is its large network of friends, officers, staff and volunteers; who travel from far reaches of the country to respond to urgent need in communities like Tuscaloosa.

“Currently, we have individuals from Florida, West Virginia, New York, California, Arizona and beyond, sharing their energy and expertise to help those in need right here in Tuscaloosa,” said Major Steve Morris, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services operations in Tuscaloosa. “They’re serving food, sharing stories, or simply offering a prayer or listening ear to those who have no one, or nowhere, else to turn to. They all have different backgrounds, but they all are here for one purpose; to help the healing process begin.”

To date, The Salvation Army has distributed over 30,000 meals in Tuscaloosa alone since the April 27 tornado outbreak, due in large part to volunteer support. Additionally, four locations around The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory loaned their Emergency Response Canteens to the Tuscaloosa Corps, since the local canteen was too badly damaged to operate after the storm. These mobile kitchens have allowed The Salvation Army to reach survivors who have returned to their neighborhoods to sift through the remains of their homes or connect with surviving neighbors. The Salvation Army has also provided cold drinks to emergency personnel and construction crews working to remove the weathered rubble.

In addition, local volunteer support from the Tuscaloosa community-at large has been helpful in sorting donations, preparing food and serving meals.

“The support from the Tuscaloosa community has been incredible,” said Major David Craddock, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in Tuscaloosa. “We’re indebted to the many volunteers from Tuscaloosa and beyond that have allowed The Salvation Army to aid our neighbors in the same manner we would if our facilities had not been left inoperable.”

The Salvation Army has been operating in Tuscaloosa for over 100 years and remains committed to serving the community through this recovery process and in the years to come. An interim corps location has been established at 661-B McFarland Boulevard in Northport and has resumed Sunday worship services. This donated space will serve as the primary Salvation Army operating location until plans for rebuilding are confirmed.

Meal Distribution Within Tuscaloosa, AL:

The Salvation Army continues to serve the survivors of the April 27 tornado outbreak with food and emotional support. Two mobile canteens will be serving fresh meals, snacks, water and other drinks, as well as providing emotional and spiritual care to survivors in some of the most devastated neighborhoods around Tuscaloosa. Canteens begin service around 9:30a.m. and remain until 5:00p.m.

Canteen service locations for Friday, May 20, include:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope (adjacent lot)
Greensboro & 29th

Crescent Ridge Road & First Street (former Lucky Dollar Gas Station)

Media Contact:

Laine J. Hendricks
Public Information Officer
The Salvation Army, Tuscaloosa, AL
Email: laine.hendricks@usw.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Canteens, Warehouses and Staff Prepared To Support Flooding Relief
Feeding Units, Warehouses, and Case Workers on alert

Jackson, Miss (May 19, 2011) — The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division is prepared to respond to areas in Louisiana and Mississippi affected by the rising waters of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basins. With widespread flooding and thousands of homes affected, The Salvation Army has placed 26 disaster units on alert for possible response into affected areas once the waters recede.

“We anticipate that the bulk of needs and the major expense of flood response will occur once the waters recede over the next 2-4 weeks,” stated Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has begun stocking warehouses in New Orleans and Vicksburg, Miss. with food, household items, hygiene kits, and bulk cleaning supplies for distribution to residents of flooded areas once the waters diminish and residents are allowed to return home.

Salvation Army units in Mississippi and Louisiana are also preparing to provide case workers to help families displaced from the flood waters. Case management will help identify resources that are available to flood survivors.

Additionally, Salvation Army officers and staff are prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care across the region.

“Providing the supplies to assist the clean up process and assisting families in their return home will be the major component and expense of our flood response, but the pastoral care will also be crucial to the recovery process,” added Feist.

The Salvation Army has been busy serving throughout the Southeast, including Mississippi in the aftermath of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak.

Media Contact:
Mark Jones
Public Relations Director/PIO
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division
Mark_Jones@USS.SalvationArmy.org
www.twitter.com/salarmyalm

The Salvation Army Finds Additional Need For Spiritual Care—
Counseling for families displaced by tornadoes

Jackson, MS (May 19, 2011) — As Salvation Army teams continue to travel to hard hit rural areas of Alabama and Mississippi they are seeing an increased need for pastoral care to provide families with spiritual counseling.

Many rural residents displaced by tornadoes are staying with family and friends in nearby communities and have been difficult to locate. The Salvation Army is making an effort to reach out to those individuals in an effort to provide them with critical emotional support if needed.

The Salvation Army is also providing items like food, clothing, cleaning supplies and much more to survivors. The Salvation Army is currently operating 20 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi as continued Disaster Recovery sites.

ALABAMA
Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211)
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office)
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street)
Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center)
Scottsboro/Jackson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center)
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store)
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan)
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center)
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur)
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave)
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, Al)
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social Services office)
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center)

MISSISSIPPI
Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services)
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center)
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (2240 Maben Sturgiss Rd – Service Center
Tupelo/Lee County, serving Monroe County residents (527 Carnation St – Tupelo Corps)
Smithville/Monroe County (Piggly Wiggly, 63436 Hwy 15N) Mon. & Wed. 10A-5P

In order to maximize efforts and reduce duplication of services, The Salvation Army is asking that these individuals provide any form of identification and documentation of disaster related damage (disaster package received from FEMA after registering, an insurance damage report, or a licensed provider damage report).

In its continuing response to meet the needs of tornado survivors The Salvation Army is using 5 canteens (mobile kitchens) down from 40 canteens at its peak. Canteens are currently operating in the following locations:

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
4400 Campbell Lane, N. Smithfield, AL

MADISON COUNTY:
1st Baptist Church on University (Tuesday-Saturday)

MARION COUNTY:
Phil Campbell United Methodist Church-Phil Campbell, Alabama (fixed feeding
site)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY:
1st and Crescent Ridge, Tuscaloosa
Salvation Army Tuscaloosa Corps -Greensboro/21st St

Media Contact:
Mark Jones
Public Relations Director/PIO
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division
Cell: (601) 214-1545 Office: (601) 961-7709
Mark_Jones@USS. Salvationarmy.org

Secondary Contact:
Merrilu Bennett
PIO1@uss.salvationarmy.org

Veterans Reach Out To Tornado Victims by Donating To The Salvation Army

Jackson, MS (May 18, 2011) — On Monday May 16, 2011 the State Veterans Home in Jackson presented a contribution to The Salvation Army. Seventy-six year old veteran Robert Thomas says when he first heard about the horrific tornado devastation across portions of Mississippi and Alabama he knew he had to do something. He and other veterans at the home along with staff members decided to start a collection to assist with relief efforts.

“We are so thankful for the gift we have received from these generous and giving individuals” said Major Tom Louden of The Salvation Army’s Incident Command. “The Salvation Army has always been blessed by the support of this country’s veterans. Their donation is just one more example of their compassion for those in need.”

Along with desperately needed pastoral care and emotional support The Salvation Army is also providing items like food, clothing, cleaning supplies and much more to survivors. The Salvation Army is currently operating 21 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi as continued Disaster Recovery sites.

ALABAMA
Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1500 Sunset Drive – G’ville Rec Center) Casework ONLY
*Please note closing on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office)
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street)
Fort Payne/DeKalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center)
Scottsboro/Jackson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center)
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store)
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan)
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center)
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur)
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave)
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, Al)
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social
Services office)
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center)

MISSISSIPPI
Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services)
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center)
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (2240 Maben Sturgiss Rd – Service Center
Tupelo/Lee County, serving Monroe County residents (527 Carnation St – Tupelo Corps)
Smithville/Monroe County (Piggly Wiggly, 63436 Hwy 15N) Mon. & Wed. 10A-5P

In order to maximize efforts and reduce duplication of services, The Salvation Army is asking that these individuals provide any form of identification and documentation of disaster related damage (disaster package received from FEMA after registering, an insurance damage report, or a licensed provider damage report).

The Salvation Army is now using 7 canteens (mobile kitchens) down from 40 canteens at its peak. Canteens are currently operating in the following locations:

JEFFERSON COUNTY:

4400 Campbell Lane, N. Smithfield, AL

MADISON COUNTY:

1st Baptist Church on University (Tuesday-Saturday)
*note location change

MARION COUNTY:

Phil Campbell United Methodist Church-Phil Campbell, Alabama (fixed feeding
site)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY:

Forest Lake Baptist Church -107 18th St, Tuscaloosa
Holt Church-3101 Alabama Ave., NE Tuscaloosa

1st and Crescent Ridge, Tuscaloosa

Salvation Army Tuscaloosa Corps -Greensboro/21st St

Media Contact:

Mark Jones
Public Relations Director/PIO

Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division
Mark_Jones@USS. Salvationarmy.org

Secondary Contact:
Merrilu Bennett

PIO1@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Volunteers Vital In Tornado Recovery Efforts — Many still needed to help with long term needs

Jackson, MS (May 17, 2011) — As The Salvation Army continues to transition from immediate to long term needs for tornado survivors it would like to thank the thousands of volunteers who have come to the aid of victims across Mississippi and Alabama. The Salvation Army wants them to know how truly appreciated their efforts are. As recovery teams continue to travel to rural and hard hit areas they are being told by area residents that the need for volunteers will continue in weeks to come as they try and cope with the devastation.

The Salvation Army is currently operating 22 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi to provide items like food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and much more to survivors. Below are the distribution centers for continued Disaster Recovery sites.

ALABAMA

Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1500 Sunset Drive – G’ville Rec Center)
Casework ONLY –
* Please note-closing on Wednesday, May 18
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue)
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office)
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street)
RainsvilleDekalb County (99 McCurdy Avenue – Joint Distribution Site)
Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center)
Scottsboro/Jacskson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center)
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store)
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan)
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center)
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur)
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave)
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, Al)
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social
Services office)
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center)

MISSISSIPPI

Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services)
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center)
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (2240 Maben Sturgiss Rd – Service Center
Tupelo/Lee County, serving Monroe County residents (527 Carnation St – Tupelo Corps)
Smithville/Monroe County (Piggly Wiggly, 63436 Hwy 15N) Mon. & Wed. 10A-5P

In order to maximize efforts and reduce duplication of services, The Salvation Army is asking that these individuals provide any form of identification and documentation of disaster related damage (disaster package received from FEMA after registering, an insurance damage report, or a licensed provider damage report).

Since April 27, The Salvation Army has served nearly 224,000 meals in affected areas across Alabama and Mississippi. The Salvation Army is now using 7 canteens (mobile kitchens) down from 40 canteens at its peak. Canteens are operating in the following locations:

JEFFERSON COUNTY:
4400 Campbell Lane, N. Smithfield, AL

MADISON COUNTY:
1st Baptist Church on University (Tuesday-Saturday)
*note location change

MARION COUNTY:
Phil Campbell United Methodist Church-Phil Campbell, Alabama (Fixed feeding
site)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY:
Forest Lake Baptist Church -107 18th St, Tuscaloosa
Holt Church-3101 Alabama Ave., NE Tuscaloosa
1st and Crescent Ridge, Tuscaloosa
Salvation Army Tuscaloosa Corps -Greensboro/21st St

Media Contact:
Mark Jones
Public Relations Director/PIO
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division
Mark_Jones@USS. Salvationarmy.org

Secondary Contact:
Merrilu Bennett
PIO1@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Continues To Serve On The Front Lines Of Relief Efforts At Local Disaster Recovery Centers

Chattanooga, TN (5/19/11) — Three weeks today, The Salvation Army began relief efforts as deadly tornadoes ripped through Northwest GA, and Southeast TN. The Salvation Army remains strong in its relief efforts providing the basic necessities like food, water, cleaning supplies, baby items, etc. Services are being provided at the local Disaster Recovery Centers. Today we are serving at the following centers and will continue at these centers through Saturday:

NW GA – Catoosa County: FEMA Center, The Catoosa County Learning Center, 36 Muscogee Trail, Ringgold, GA, 30736

Hamilton County: FEMA Center, Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale, TN.

The Salvation Army East Lake Social Services, 2140 East 28th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407.

Bradley County: The Salvation Army Distribution Warehouse, 2960 Barney’s Lane, Cleveland, TN.

Many residents are still in need. The Salvation Army is encouraging neighbors who were affected by the tornadoes and need relief services, to please visit The Salvation Army at one of the above centers. For more information please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023.

Media Contact:
Kimberly George
PIO/Director of Marketing and Development
Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org

Visit us on Facebook — “The Salvation Army Chattanooga”, Twitter @SalArmyChattown, or csarmy.org.

Knoxville Shares with Cleveland Neighbors
Relief Supplies from WBIR TV and WalMart Drive Arrive in Cleveland

Knoxville, TN (May 18, 2011) — A truckload of relief supplies arrived today at The Salvation Army distribution center in Cleveland, TN. The supplies were collected last weekend at WalMart stores across Knox and Blount County and will be distributed to tornado victims in Bradley County through the ministry of The Salvation Army. Knoxville’s WBIR TV was instrumental in organizing the drive.

“The Salvation Army is in a position to serve based on the generosity of others,” said Knoxville Area Commander, Major Don Vick. “We are so grateful for partners like WBIR TV and WalMart that are really invested in our community and committed to the work of The Salvation Army.”

The distribution center is located at 2960 Barney’s Lane in Cleveland. For more information, contact The Salvation Army at 423-308-3467.

Media Contact:
Rob Link
Director of Community Relations
409 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
Rob_Link@uss.salvationarmy.org
www.SalvationArmyKnoxville.org

NBA Players Association and Feed The Children Deliver Disaster Relief Supplies Acrosst the South—23 Trucks of Food and Recovery Supplies To Benefit Local Families

Birmingham, AL (5/17/11) — Today, the NBA Players Association (NBPA) and Feed The Children delivered two trucks of food and recovery supplies to families at the More Than Conquerors Faith Church (MTCFC) in Birmingham. These trucks were two of 23 that the NBPA and Feed The Children are sending to storm-swept communities across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia this week.

Led by LA Lakers center, NBPA Vice President and Alabama native Theo Ratliff, and NBA Legend Purvis Short, the NBPA, Feed the Children, and volunteers from the Birmingham Chapter of the American Red Cross and MTCFC distributed supplies to over 200 families at the church this afternoon.

“The NBPA is committed to delivering aid to our brothers and sisters who need it most,” said Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the NBPA. “Through our Operation Rebound program we will continue to support relief efforts across the country and work with our incredible community partners to help in any way we can.”

“It means the world for me to be able to come back home to Alabama and give back to those who have been affected by this disaster,” said Theo Ratliff, LA Lakers center and NBPA Vice President. “Now more than ever, we need to stand together and lend a hand to those who desperately need it. The devastation here is heart-breaking, but I know first-hand how resilient our communities can be. I have no doubt we will rebuild and recover.”

“Just as we did after Hurricane Katrina, we are honored to help with recovery efforts in the South, and humbled by the amazing show of strength we’ve seen in these communities,” said Purvis Short, NBA Legend and current NBPA Director of Player Programs. “We’re grateful to our partners in the local community for making this possible, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

“This overwhelming effort by the NBPA and its members has allowed Feed The Children to expand the disaster relief effort to additional cities that have been affected by nature’s fury,” said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. “We will continue to provide help and hope to those trying to rebound from tragedy, and it is gratifying to know that great partners like the NBPA will be with us every step of the way.”

“As a Pastor for nearly thirty years in the Birmingham area, I have had numerous opportunities to spearhead and partner with efforts to bring about change in people’s lives. However, the opportunity I have been afforded to work with Operation Rebound and the NBA Players Association is by far one of the most sentimental and personally rewarding for me,” said Pastor Steve Green of MTCFC. “Having grown up in Pratt City, about one week before the devastating tornado, I found myself praying in my old neighborhood for help and revitalization. Now, as I see that help pouring in from across the globe and through the NBA Players Association, it is certainly an answer to prayer.”

“The City of Birmingham is in recover and rebuild mode after the storm’s devastation and the NBPA’s ‘Operation Rebound’ will be a part of that effort as we strive to build a better Birmingham,” said Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. “We thank them for their time and support and for just simply giving of themselves to show that they care about the people of Birmingham.”

This aid is part of the NBPA’s “Operation Rebound,” which was launched in 2005, in response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Operation Rebound is a long-term commitment and partnership between the Players Association, Feed The Children and other humanitarian groups to provide disaster relief and ultimately to provide assistance in the rebuilding efforts of local communities. Sending aid and writing checks are only the beginning of the NBPA’s efforts. The players’ insistence on a hands-on approach has taken them to numerous, hard-hit areas. Hundreds of union members have volunteered to travel and deliver supplies to those who need them most.

In addition to the NBPA and Theo Ratliff, Chris Bosh, Ben Wallace, D.J. White, Antonio McDyess, Josh Childress, and the WNBPA Foundation are sponsoring some of the of the 23 trucks being donated. A full schedule of the NBPA’s trucks is included below:

Location Date Drop Location
Tuscaloosa, AL 18-May The Salvation Army
Anniston, AL 18-May The Salvation Army
Tuscumbia, AL 18-May The Salvation Army
Pisgah, AL 18-May The Salvation Army
Gunterville, AL 19-May The Salvation Army
Decatur, AL 19-May The Salvation Army
Birmingham, AL 17-May More Than Conquerors Church
Demopolis, AL 17-May Theo Ratliff Activity Center
Choctaw / Clark Counties, AL 20-May Location TBD
Sumpter / Pickens Counties, AL 20-May Location TBD
Green / Hale Counties, AL 20-May Location TBD
Tuscaloosa, AL 18-May The Salvation Army
Memphis, TN 16-May The Salvation Army
Jackson, MS 20-May The Salvation Army
Chattanooga, TN 16-May The Salvation Army
McDonough, GA 20-May The Salvation Army

About The NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA mission is to ensure that the rights of NBA players are protected and that every conceivable measure is taken to assist players in maximizing their opportunities and achieving their goals, both on and off the court. For more information, please visit www.nbpa.org.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About MTCFC

For nearly thirty years More Than Conquerors Faith Church has held a forceful presence in the Birmingham area, impacting thousands of lives with a message of hope, healing, and love through the power of God. It is the firm belief of More Than Conquerors’ pastoral leadership and congregation that the local church holds a vital role in the welfare and support of the community. It is to that end, More Than Conquerors initiates and pursues opportunities to collaborate with other community partners in innovative outreaches to assist in the maintenance and edification of our society and local community. For more information visit www.mtcfc.org.

CONTACT:

NBPA – Emily Browne
Sunshine Sachs and Associates
Browne@sunshinesachs.com

Feed The Children – Mark Opgrande
Mark.opgrande@feedthechildren.org

MTCFC – Rochelle Wallace
rwallace@mtcfc.org

Multimedia Assets:

Tuscaloosa Feed The Children & NBA Players Association donation:

Watch as @SalArmyFlaEDS & @salarmyalm unpack a clean-up kit bucket!

For internet banners, b-roll, and additional resources please contact communications_bureau@uss.salvationarmy.org

Donations:

The best way to help tornado and flood survivors as well as 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” or “May 2011 Floods.” Checks may be made out to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Donation totals:

As of May 19, 2011 $5,978,638 had been raised in support of relief efforts.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support. Additionally, The Salvation Army would like to thank the many businesses and organizations which have supported relief efforts.

http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/donors/

PIO Contacts:
Mark Jones-Divisional PIO – Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi
Mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org

Kimberly George-Divisional PIO – Kentucky, Tennessee
Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org

Valerie Johnson- Divisional PIO – Georgia
Valerie_Johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org

Cindy Fuller- Divisional PIO – Arkansas, Oklahoma
Cindy_Fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org

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