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 255,006 hot meals and 609,625 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 45,358 hygiene kits.
• The Salvation Army has supplied 9,173 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 70,582 hours.

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

Tornado Survivors Look To The Salvation Army —
Relief efforts continue in hard hit areas

(Jackson, MS) May 23, 2011 – Almost one month since the tornado outbreak across Alabama and Mississippi, survivors in hard hit areas continue to rely on The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is in the process of working with other agencies to identify recovery projects that will best help with relief efforts to meet long term needs. Pastoral care, which will become extremely important in the weeks and months ahead, will also be available.

To meet the immediate needs of tornado survivors The Salvation Army is currently operating 21 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi. Distribution Centers provide items like food, clothing, cleaning supplies and much more. The following is a list of operating Disaster Recovery sites:

ALABAMA
Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211) Monday-Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue) Monday – Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office) Monday-Friday
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street) Monday-Saturday
Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Scottsboro/Jackson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store) Monday-Saturday
Tuscaloosa/Tu
scaloosa County (900 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL)
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan)
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center) Daily
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur) Monday-Saturday
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, AL) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social Services office) Monday – Friday 9AM-4PM
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

MISSISSIPPI
Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services Office) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center) Monday-Friday 11AM-5PM
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (407A Industrial Park 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

The Salvation Army is asking individuals to 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 need for basic canteen operations continues to exist; however, the need is diminishing. The Salvation Army is using 4 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

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

Donations are the best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers. 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.” Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.

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

The Salvation Army Consolidates Relief Efforts To Two Locations But Does Not Cease Its Assistance

Chattanooga, TN (May 23, 2011) — For over three weeks The Salvation Army has been serving on the frontlines of relief efforts assisting those who were affected by the deadly tornadoes that 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. The Salvation Army has combined its relief centers to the following two locations:

For the Northwest Georgia and Hamilton County Communities:

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

Bradley County Community:

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.

Neighbors can still help in relief efforts by donating!

Donations are the best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers. 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.” Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.

Since April 27, The Salvation Army has served tens of thousands of meals in affected areas across Northwest GA and Southeast TN. The following information represents services provided to disaster victims by The Salvation Army across the Southeast:

• 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.

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.

The Salvation Army Opens Disaster Distribution Center To Assist Tuscaloosa Tornado Survivors — Tornado survivors encouraged to make appointment to lessen long wait times.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (May 22, 2011) — The Salvation Army will serve Tuscaloosa-based tornado survivors through a new disaster distribution center, beginning Monday, May 23. This center will provide free counseling, one-time limited financial assistance and in-kind product assistance to those survivors of the April 27 tornado outbreak who are still struggling to meet basic needs.

“We’re excited to be able to provide this supplemental assistance to those families and individuals most impacted by the April 27 tornado outbreak,” said Major Steve Morris, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response efforts in Tuscaloosa. “The goal is relieve the burden of acquiring these essential needs – food, water and hygiene items – and help survivors focus on moving forward with rebuilding their homes and lives.”

Assistance will be given on an appointment basis, to help alleviate long waiting times for tornado survivors, especially with the recent warm temperatures in Tuscaloosa. Appointments are offered Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. through 3:00p.m. (last appointment begins at 3:00p.m.).

Tuscaloosa-based tornado survivors who wish to apply for relief assistance through The Salvation Army should call (205) 345-6939 to make an appointment. Center location and additional instruction will be given when individuals call to make an appointment.

Donation Options for the Public:

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. There are a variety of ways public can support The Salvation Army’s tornado disaster relief efforts:

· Online: Visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
· Text: Text “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation
· Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “April 2011 Tornado
Outbreak”
· Mail: Designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak” on check/money order,
mail 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.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support.

Media Contact:

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

The Salvation Army Reducing Canteen Services —
Now focusing on long term needs

(Jackson, MS) May 21, 2011 – With the exception of residents living in hard hit areas, many tornado survivors are beginning to pick up the pieces and rebuild. The Salvation Army is wrapping up feeding service (canteens) in many areas of Mississippi and Alabama and is trying to identify recovery projects by working with community leaders on long term needs. The Salvation Army will continue to operate distribution centers as needed as well as provide pastoral care and emotional support which will become extremely important for many survivors in the weeks and months ahead.

The Salvation Army is providing caseworkers and currently operating 20 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi providing items like food, clothing, cleaning supplies and much more. Following is a list of continued Disaster Recovery sites.
*Please note many locations closed on Sunday

ALABAMA
Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211) Monday-Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue) Monday-Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office) Monday-Friday
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street) Monday-Saturday
Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Scottsboro/Jackson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store) Monday-Saturday
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan) Daily
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center) Daily
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur) Monday-Saturday
Huntsville/Madison County (Cor
ps building -2114 Oakwood Ave) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, AL) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social Services office) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

MISSISSIPPI
Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services Office) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center) Monday- Friday 11AM-5PM
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (407A Industrial Park 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

The Salvation Army is asking individuals to 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).

Donations are the best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers. 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.” Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.

The Salvation Army is using 4 canteens (mobile kitchens) down from 40 canteens at its peak. Canteens are currently operating in the following locations:
*Please note some locations will be closed Sunday

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

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

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
Mark_Jones@USS.Salvationarmy.org

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

Salvation Army Feeding Kitchens Continue Work In Hackleburg — Students in school for one more week

Jackson, MS — Normality is defined as “being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning.” Providing a “range of normal functioning” is just one way The Salvation Army is helping tornado survivors in the small town of Hackleburg, Alabama.

The entire town was destroyed during the tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011. Residents felt getting students back in school as soon as possible was important. Surrounded by tons of debris and damaged homes; two Salvation Army feeding units have sat on the edge of town for several weeks now. They are producing up to 1,000 meals per day for students who are finishing up school in a nearby church. That school year will come to an end Friday May 27th.

Along with 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 20 distribution centers across Alabama and Mississippi as continued Disaster Recovery sites.
*Please note changes in location address and days/hours open

ALABAMA
Birmingham/Jefferson County (350 Industrial Blvd, B’ham, 35211) Monday-Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (609 Blount Avenue) Monday-Friday
Guntersville/Marshall County (1336 Gunter Avenue – Service Center Office) Monday-Friday
Arab/Marshall County (428 North Main Street) Monday-Saturday
Fort Payne/Dekalb County (450 Gault Ave North – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Scottsboro/Jackson, County (1501 E. Willow St – Service Center) Monday-Saturday
Cullman/Cullman County (103 3rd Ave – Thrift Store) Monday-Saturday
Anniston/Calhoun County (111 Town Center Drive – Ft. McClellan) Daily
Russellville/Franklin County (204 Ash Ave. – Russellville Rec Center) Daily
Decatur/Morgan County (Corps building – 114 14th Street, Decatur) Monday-Saturday
Huntsville/Madison County (Corps building -2114 Oakwood Ave) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Jasper/Walker County (Thrift Store – 207 20th St, Jasper, AL) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Montgomery/Elmore & Autauga Counties (900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery – Social Services office) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Oneonta/Blount County (333 Valley Road – Service Center) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

MISSISSIPPI
Meridian/Lauderdale County (120 6th Av South – Social Services Office) Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Houston/Chickasaw County (114 Washington Street, Houston, MS – Service Center) Monday- Friday 11AM-5PM
Oxford/Lafayette County (2649 West Oxford Loop – Thrift Store)
Starkville/Webster County (407A Industrial Park 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

The Salvation Army is also reminding residents to please bring the appropriate paperwork as it will help expedite service. 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 using 5 canteens (mobile kitchens) down from 40 canteens at its peak. Canteens are currently operating in the following locations:
*Please note some locations will be closed Sunday

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

MADISON COUNTY:
1st Baptist Church on University
*Closed on Sunday

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

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

Since April 27, The Salvation Army has served nearly 233,000 meals in affected areas across Alabama and Mississippi. The following information represents services provided to disaster victims by The Salvation Army across the Southeast:

-The Salvation Army has served 232,934 meals, 566,982 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 43,000+ hygiene kits.
-The Salvation Army has supplied 6,500+ cleanup kits.
-The Salvation Army has ministered through its Pastoral Care to 9,100+
individuals.
-The Salvation Army has begun helping with emergency Social Services in several
locations.
-Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers have served a total of 57,000+hours.

Donations are the best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers. 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.” Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.

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

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 23, 2011 $7,719,730 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 Cell 601 278-2100

Kimberly George-Divisional PIO – Kentucky, Tennessee
Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 423-503-1801

Valerie Johnson- Divisional PIO – Georgia
Valerie_Johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 678-735-0480

Cindy Fuller- Divisional PIO – Arkansas, Oklahoma
Cindy_Fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org Cell: 405-830-6549

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