Lee County, AL (March 3, 2019)— The Salvation Army Lee County Service Center has activated to respond to a tornado outbreak which has resulted in much destruction to include a number of injuries and deaths in Lee County, Alabama. Thus far, the Service Center has provided 200 meals to first responders.
“We stand ready to provide hope and comfort to this community which has lost so much in this devastating storm,” said Terry Lightheart, Divisional Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division.
An Incident Command Team and four mobile feeding units from Anniston, Birmingham and Montgomery will deploy to the the area tomorrow morning to provide hot meals, snacks, beverages and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and residents throughout the county.
To donate to The Salvation Army’s relief efforts, go to helpsalvationarmy.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.