NASHVILLE, TN – As the weather changes and rain is in the forecast in the Middle Tennessee region, anxiety is expected to be on the rise. This will be the first set of storms to come through since the March 3rd Tornado Outbreak.
“Emotional and Spiritual Care is the hallmark of The Salvation Army,” states Nashville Area Commander, Ethan Frizzell. “Today, we reminded our relief teams that anxiety would be higher with the anticipation of more rain and storms in the forecast. That is why we have emotional and spiritual care trained personnel with every mobile kitchen unit in the field.”
“I have heard story after story from hurting neighbors who have expressed how amazed they are that God spared their lives,” states Lt. Mark Cancia, Chief of Emotional and Spiritual Care teams. “What a blessing we have to be able to love on these folks and give them this much needed support.”
To date, The Salvation Army has served 4598 meals along with 3760 snacks and 5290 beverages. Over 969 individuals have received personal prayer support.
Frontline Services on March 9: The Salvation Army will have 9 mobile feeding units along with 15 officers, who are pastors, that can provide Emotional and Spiritual Care in the field today.
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.
Hermitage/ Donelson 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.
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.