The Salvation Army Continues Service in Western Kentucky

December 15, 2021
Shelley Henderson |

The Salvation Army Continues Service in Western Kentucky

Mayfield, KY (December 15, 2021)--Trained personnel from across the Southern Territory of The Salvation Army are on the ground in Western Kentucky, working closely with state and local authorities to meet human needs in the name of Jesus Christ after an outbreak of tornados ravaged several areas last week. Power is still out in many parts of the area and according to local reports it may not be restored for several weeks.

Today Salvation Army teams of personnel are providing meals to residents, first responders, and volunteers in Mayfield, Kentucky, a town that was directly in the path of Friday night’s storms. Additional reports of areas of need are coming in from the surrounding counties and mobile feeding units are roving in those areas to serve people who are looking for a hot meal and a listening ear.

“Providing hope to people in the most need is what we have done in these communities for years,” said Bo Sells, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in Kentucky and Tennessee. “We are here now and we will remain as the residents work to restore their lives.”

Working closely with local, county, state, and federal officials, The Salvation Army personnel ensure resources and services are focused where needed most. Pulling from a network of strategically placed equipment and a host of trained responders, The Salvation Army can respond effectively and efficiently in times of disaster.   

You can help now by donating online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designating “KY Tornado Relief” with your gift.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the immediate needs of people impacted. The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations to support disaster relief.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 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 Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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