NASHVILLE, TN – Emotional and Spiritual Care increases as storms hit Middle Tennessee, one week after deadly tornadoes ripped through the state. The Salvation Army has been serving hot meals, beverages, and emotional and spiritual care every day since the March 3rd tornadoes. Emotional and spiritual support teams have been requested from every affected county. “Part of being at home in Tennessee is praying for our neighbors,” states Major Ethan Frizzell, Nashville Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “Tennessee prayers come with welcoming arms, working hands, and gracious generosity.”
Charles Bryan, a Nashville Salvation Army Advisory Board member, came to The Salvation Army after the storms with a burden to pray for Nashville and surrounding communities. Mr. Bryan reflects from John 16:33 – “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Mr. Bryan shares, “Here we see that through Jesus Christ we can have peace. However, He acknowledges that in our world we will have tribulation such as occurred in Middle Tennessee with the tornadoes. With our faith in Jesus Christ, He points out that he has overcome the world and in Him and faith in Him our tribulation can be appropriately resolved.”
To date, The Salvation Army has provided 1,174 individuals with personal prayer and emotional support. The Salvation army has served 5,817 hot meals along with 8,023 snacks and 6,746 beverages.
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.
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.