The Salvation Army Meeting Need After Tornado Outbreak in New Orleans

February 07, 2017
Jon Kalahar | jon.kalahar@uss.salvationarmy.org | (601) 941-7779

The Salvation Army Meeting Need After Tornado Outbreak in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - The Salvation Army is already serving in one of the hardest hit areas near New Orleans as storms dropped several tornados around noon Tuesday. A canteen or mobile feeding unit was dispatched to Chef Menteur Highway and Wilson Road in New Orleans to serve food, drinks and snacks to residents affected by the severe weather, but also to many first responders on the ground.

“We want to be there to help and serve those who are aiding residents who potential lost everything in this storms,” said Major David Worthy, Command Officer, The Salvation Army, New Orleans Area Command.

Disaster workers are also assessing damage in other areas of South Louisiana to see if further mobile feeding units will be needed. Currently, six parishes in the state received damage.

“We will also continue to monitor these storms as they move east through Mississippi and Alabama,” said Terry Lightheart, Emergency/Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. “The potential is there for more severe weather.

How People Can Help
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation. 

  • Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate ‘February Gulf Coast Tornadoes' on all checks
  • Donate By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
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