NASHVILLE, TN – The Middle Tennessee region prepares for the influx of thousands of volunteers to extend hope which is the hallmark of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will serve meals and emotional and spiritual care alongside those who love their neighbors.
“We are tripling our meal count for Saturday and Sunday in anticipation of residents and volunteers being on the frontlines of the destruction, cleaning up debris,” states Bo Sells, Salvation Army Operations Chief.
To date, The Salvation Army has served 2,481 meals along with 4,097 snacks and 3,166 beverages. Over 542 individuals have received personal prayer support.
Frontline Services on March 7: The Salvation Army will have 5 Mobile Kitchen Units capable of cooking and serving up to 1500 meals a day, 2 Catering Trucks capable of serving 1500 meals a day and 2 Disaster Response Units, capable of cooking 500 meals and serving up to 1500 meals a day. Along with caring for the physical needs of our neighbors, The Salvation Army will have 16 officers, who are pastors, that can provide Emotional and Spiritual Care.
For those in need:
The Salvation Army will be serving meals, beverages and emotional and spiritual care with serving times beginning at 12:00 and 4:00 in the following areas:
- East Nashville – The East Recreation Center located at 700 Woodland Street and roaming the throughout the neighborhood.
- North Nashville and Germantown Areas- Hadley Park Community Center and 17th Ave and Buchanan area.
- Hermitage/ Donaldson Areas – 3720 James Kay Lane at the Hermitage Community Center and a roaming team in this community
- Mt. Juliet – Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
- Lebanon – Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
- Putnam County- Roaming teams will be serving throughout the neighborhoods.
How neighbors can help:
Financial Contributions are needed and most efficient. A cash donation allows charitable relief agencies to use monetary contributions to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need. Monetary contributions are also easy to get to the disaster area. One hundred percent of a disaster donation to The Salvation Army is used for disaster relief efforts for that event. Supplies can almost always be purchased locally at the disaster site and provide savings in multiple ways. Money used to purchase needed items locally can support local and state economies, helping local businesses and workers, which have suffered losses in the wake of the disaster event.
Nashville Salvation Army Area Commander, Major Ethan Frizzell states, “As the story of response continues to unfold, we are certain of the ending; The Salvation Army will continue to serve the people of Tennessee and we have become stronger together.”
For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.