The Salvation Army Responding to Tornadoes in Douglas, GA

DOUGLAS, GA (April 26, 2021) – The Salvation Army Georgia Division is responding to communities in the Douglas, GA area affected by an EF-2 tornado that hit the area Saturday night. Initial damage assessments determined 50-60 structures majorly or totally destroyed. The tornado was on the ground for 8.2 miles and had a max width of 360 yards.

Today, The Salvation Army started providing meals to those impacted and displaced by the tornado and utility workers.

We are also working with other agencies, churches, and local restaurants to help those impacted by the tornado,” said Perette…

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The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Work Continues in Georgia

NEWNAN, GA (April 1, 2021) – The Salvation Army continues its disaster relief response in the Newnan and Cedartown, Georgia communities following destructive tornadoes and severe storms that wreaked havoc throughout these two Peach State regions on March 25 and 26.

Since last Saturday, a Salvation Army Incident Management Team (IMT) has worked from The Salvation Army Service Center located in Newnan, Georgia to help those…

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Salvation Army Today – Tornado Response

The Salvation Army in Georgia continue to serve in the communities impacted by the recent tornadoes. The Salvation Army’s Newnan Emergency Disaster Rapid Response Unit (RRU), managed by veteran Disaster Response Team Leader Steve West, was strategically stationed at a critical crossroad in Newnan, Georgia in the midst of the destructive residue caused by the recent EF-4 tornado. The RRU was set to distribute desperately needed food, cleaning kits, and storage boxes to those impacted…

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‘Hope Is on the Way’ in Newnan GA

NEWNAN, GA (March 29, 2021) – Hope is an amazing thing. It can take an individual or a family by the hand and lead them out of the depths of despair. It can raise up a community out of unthinkable disaster. And it can bless us with immeasurable spiritual riches in the midst of desperate times.

The Salvation Army’s Newnan Emergency Disaster Rapid Response Unit (RRU), managed by veteran Disaster Response Team Leader Steve West, was strategically stationed at a critical crossroad in Newnan, GA in the midst of the destructive residue caused by…

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The Good Work of The Salvation Army of Georgia Disaster Relief Continues in Newnan, GA

NEWNAN, GA (March 27, 2021) – The Salvation Army of Georgia deployed an Incident Command team to Newnan, Georgia to help those communities in the surrounding area impacted by severe storms and the raging destruction from an EF-4 tornado…

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The Salvation Army Georgia Division Responding to Tornadoes

ATLANTA, GA (March 26, 2021) –

The Salvation Army Georgia Division Responding to Tornadoes

The Salvation Army Georgia Division is responding to communities affected by storms following Thursday night’s destructive tornadoes. Two tornadoes touched down in Georgia after midnight Thursday, causing significant damage, including downed trees and power lines.

In Newnan, Georgia, where upwards of 25,000 people are without power, The Salvation Army is delivering water, clean-up kits, hygiene kits, and storage bins to the hardest-hit areas and will begin serving meals to first responders Friday evening. Salvation Army staff and volunteers are standing by and ready to begin mass feedings of affected communities if and when requested. The Newnan Salvation Army is equipped with…

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Salvation Army aiding recovery effort in Polk County

The Salvation Army in Rome is continuing to respond to a tornado that struck in neighboring Polk County Thursday afternoon, offering lunch and hydration for emergency responders Friday.

Lt. Paula Blevins said her group also took food, snacks, and hydration, distributed tarps, and provided emotional and spiritual care to those affected by these storms.

“We continue to fully and carefully review and evaluate the situation,” Lanita Lloyd, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army of Georgia Division, said…

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Zeta makes quick, destructive pass through the Southeast

Hurricane Zeta tore through a storm-weary Gulf Coast, coming ashore the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 28, as a Category 2 hurricane in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and weakening to a tropical storm as it hastened inland – still bringing destructive winds that downed trees and power lines across six states.

Zeta and its remnants killed at least six people and left more than 2.1 million customers without electricity throughout the Southeast. The Salvation Army worked closely with state and…

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Georgia Readies for Hurricane Zeta Inland Impact

Atlanta, GA (October 28, 2020) – The Salvation Army of Georgia stands prepared and ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers ahead of an anticipated impact from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta.

After a predicted landfall along the Louisiana coast, the likely inland track of Hurricane Zeta will progress northeastward affecting northwest Georgia – including the metro-Atlanta area. Currently, a tropical storm warning has been issued for…

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Midwest Food Bank & The Salvation Army sending hurricane disaster relief to Louisiana, Texas

Midwest Food Bank sent disaster relief to help victims of Hurricane Laura in recent days. A semi-truck-load of cleaning supplies went to Lake Charles, LA, on Monday, August 31. A semi load of family food boxes left the Normal Illinois warehouse on September 2, for Beaumont, TX, another was scheduled to leave September 3.

Midwest Food Bank is a first responder in a partnership with The Salvation Army. Disaster relief can be on the road within 24 hours of a request. Family food boxes hold enough shelf-stable food to sustain a family of four for up to five days. The Georgia Division is gathering supplies and will filling boxes in the coming week.

“We will soon be assembling and filling relief boxes in…

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