May 16, 2013 – 11:54 AM EDT
McComb, Miss (May 16, 2013) Advisory Board Members and Staff from The Salvation Army of McComb, Miss has responded to a request from first responders in Woodville, Miss. to provide snacks, hydration, and hot meals at the scene of a search for missing swimmer.
A Salvation Army feeding unit and team will be available to first responders, media, and family members providing hydration, snacks, and meals throughout the day and evening.
“The public has trusted The Salvaiton Army with the resources to provide support to communites in need at their point of need,” stated Thad Hicks of Divisional Director of Disaster Services for The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army been requested to support the operation until the search and rescue has concluded.”
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 83 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.