• Thad Hicks

Jackson Mississippi Responds to Call for Assistance

Jackson MS (September 19, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Jackson Mississippi responded to a call for emergency assistance from the city of Jackson Thursday night.  The Jackson Salvation Army was able to supply the city with two pallets of bottled water that is being distributed to a neighborhood in Jackson without drinkable water.

A water main break on Jackson’s northeast side caused the city to shut down water to homes and apartment complexes in the area.  With no idea of when the water would be turned back on, the emergency manager from the city of Jackson contacted the Salvation Army for help. The local Salvation Army representative, Capt. Ken Chapman advised, "The Salvation Army and the Capital city have a special relationship; we are glad we can help."  Jackson's emergency manager advised that he would be monitoring the situation, and be back in touch with The Salvation Army if additional resources were needed.  Chapman added "If additional help is required, The Salvation Army would be there for the people of Jackson!" 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.