Day 4 of Disaster Relief Efforts:
The Salvation Army Doubles its Support Resources As It Continues Serving Davidson, Wilson and Putnam Counties in Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – March 6, 2020 – Frontline Services: The Salvation Army has 3 Mobile Kitchen Units capable of serving up to 1500 meals a day, 2 Catering Trucks capable of serving up to 500 meals a day, 11 Emotional and Spiritual Care team members, and dozens of volunteers providing not just a meal or beverage but love and emotional support so desperately needed in communities throughout Middle Tennessee. To date, 1833 meals have been served along with 1678 snacks and 2363 beverages. Over 239 service hours from staff and volunteers and 432 individuals have received personal prayer support.
In Wilson County, The Salvation Army has been actively serving since Wednesday. “I’ve seen the best come out of the worst of a situation in the past three days,” states Sergeant Tom Freeman, Corps Administrator of The Salvation Army in Lebanon, TN. “Volunteers from neighboring cities coming along side of us to serve, it’s no wonder we are known as the Volunteer State.”
Along Stonehenge Drive, in a Lebanon neighborhood, The Salvation Army served the Vanderbilt Women’s Lacrosse team as they were cleaning up debris left behind from the devasting storms. Salvation Army volunteers and church members also prayed with several families who survived the storm bringing them love and comforting support. Volunteer Stephanie Waltz shares what she was told by a resident she visited, “I heard the Lord telling me a tornado was heading straight for us. I told my husband to head to the kitchen closet and my family thought I was crazy. We all went into the closet and started praying. We heard the tornado and stayed until it was over. The only thing left of our home is the closet! The Lord saved our lives!”
The Salvation Army will continue serving today, March 6. For those in need, The Salvation Army will be serving meals and beverages begin at 12:00 and 4:00 in the following areas:
East Nashville – 700 Woodland Street at the East Recreation Center.
North Nashville- 2301 Metro Center Blvd. Looby Community Center also near 17th Ave and Buchanan.
Hermitage – 3720 James Kay Lane at the Hermitage Community Center and a roaming team in this community.
Mt. Juliet – Roaming teams will be serving throughout Mt. Juliet neighborhoods.
Lebanon – Roaming teams will be serving throughout Lebanon, TN.
Putnam County- At the National Armory.
Emotional and Spiritual support will also be offered in the above areas.
Your support will help The Salvation Army stay on the front lines of this crisis and enable us to provide food, water and other disaster relief services to tornado survivors and rescue workers.
First and foremost, we ask you to pray for those in Middle Tennessee. If you would like to support efforts, please visit this link to donate. For the latest updates on our disaster relief efforts, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org
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