Decatur, Ala. (February 6, 2008) - As a line of fast moving thunderstorms that spawned numerous tornados passed through Mississippi and Alabama, The Salvation Army quickly responded. A mobile feeding unit has been deployed to Moulton in Lawrence County, Alabama, to provide assistance and warm meals to those affected by a tornado that damaged homes and businesses, as well as support to First responders in the area.
In Alabama, staff from The Salvation Army in Decatur and Huntsville will be providing meals and snacks, as well as emotional and spiritual support to residents of Lawrence County recovering from a tornado that struck around 3:30 A.M. The Salvation Army has set up a feeding site at the Tractor Supply in Moulton on Highway 157. Services will be available throughout the day to residents and first responders.
"We will be providing hydration, snacks, and warm meals, as well as emotional and spiritual care to victims, families, and first responders affected by these storms for as long as the need exists," said Valerie Coan of The Salvation Army.
"We are in communication with the state Emergency operations centers in Mississippi and Alabama, offering our assistance to areas affected by the storms," said Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.