Disaster Response Team Responds to Flooding in Stewart County, TN

July 10, 2016
Christopher McGown | christopher.mcgown@uss.salvationarmy.org | (502) 357-8511

Big Rock, Tennessee—“Others” has been the rallying cry and focal point for The Salvation Army since its inception a 150 years ago.   And never is it better displayed than in times of disaster.

A team of trained staff and volunteers are responding to the localized flooding in Stewart County, Tennessee.    Led by Bo Sells, Divisional Disaster Services Director, and utilizing personnel and equipment from nearby Clarksville, Tennessee, the team is providing food, drinks, flood clean-up kits, and clothing vouchers to those impacted or displaced by fast rising flood water.

Working closely with local, county and state officials, Salvation Army personnel ensure resources and services are focused where needed most.    Through a network of strategically placed equipment and a host of trained responders, The Salvation Army is responding to multiple disaster scenes across the United States. 

Whether highly visible like the flooding in West Virginia and the tragedy of the Dallas and Orlando shootings, or almost unseen like unincorporated Big Rock, Tennessee. Big or small, the needs are the same:  food, water, material support, and The Salvation Army’s specialty – a shoulder to cry on, a hug, a knowing nod, a smile, a prayer – Emotional & Spiritual Care.

Salvation Army personnel are on scene to provide the services needed, and will remain in place until the need is met.    

Financial donations are the best way to meet the evolving needs and to support relief efforts.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help the individuals and families affected by disaster to visit www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “disaster efforts.”  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted most.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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