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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Cowetans helping out after Hurricane Laura

A team from the Newnan Salvation Army Service Center is on the ground in Louisiana helping feed those dealing with and responding to Hurricane Laura.

Nancy Langer and Trish Francis deployed last week for Lake Charles, Louisiana, to feed and hydrate first responders and the victims of the hurricane.

They hit the road in…

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The Salvation Army of Georgia Helps Those Impacted by Hurricane Laura

Newnan, GA (September 2, 2020) – A Rapid Response Unit (RRU) from Newnan, Georgia is one of the latest Salvation Army assets to head in the direction of the Gulf Coast to help those impacted by Hurricane Laura.

At the helm of the Newnan RRU is former New York City firefighter and current social services case worker for The Salvation Army in Newnan, Nancy Langer, and volunteer Trish Francis. This is Nancy’s first disaster response with The Salvation Army, but Trish is disaster response veteran having previously served The Salvation Army disaster services in North and South Carolina during Hurricane Florence, and in Bainbridge, Georgia after Hurricane Michael.

The Newnan RRU will serve as part of The Salvation Army disaster response in the city of Lake Charles, LA. The RRU enables The Salvation Army disaster services to enter places inaccessible to…

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Service center’s ‘Honk and Holler’ delivers food to hotel residents

Seven volunteers and an Emergency Disaster Services rapid response truck set out from The Salvation Army Service Center in Newnan, Georgia, on a hot summer day, July 14, to deliver dinner and food bags to about 50 residents at the Stay Lodge, an extended-stay hotel. “A former director started what we call the ‘Honk and Holler’ program” to provide food to people in need, said Heather Creech, Newnan Service Center director. The Stay Lodge “is very close to us, and we go there regularly.”

“Sometimes we have partners and corporate sponsors provide…

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Pathway of Hope offers targeted help for families…

Pathway of Hope offers targeted help for families…

Local Salvation Army Officials will be undergoing training for the new Pathway of Hope Program, which seeks to help committed families find their way out of poverty.

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Salvation Army campaign coming to Newnan

Whole-World-Mobilizing-Logo-WWMMay 7, 2017 (NEWNAN, GA) – The Salvation Army’s Whole World Mobilizing campaign is coming to Newnan next week.

The mobilizing march involves transporting a Salvation Army flag and a canteen. “The canteen and the flag are traveling all around the state,” said Larry Repass, chairman of the local Salvation Army Advisory Council and – with his wife Evelyn – a longtime Salvation Army missionary in South America.

On Monday, Flat Creek Baptist Church will help feed residents at the StayLodge. Church members will also pray with the residents.

The Salvation Army’s Newnan Service Center is putting together a visit to the Grantville Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday. Food and care packages will be given to each participant.

“I’ve got large-print Bibles to leave with them,” said Heather Creech, director of the Newnan Salvation Army Service Center.

On Wednesday, a prayer service and lunch will be held at a local fire station. Firefighters there will be presented with copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul Salutes America’s Heroes.”

Information provided by the Salvation Army described Whole World Mobilizing as “a united and intentional effort to share the gospel in every neighborhood.” A goal is to move local Salvation Army members and volunteers out of their buildings and “out into their neighborhood.”

Beginning in March, the flag began its march across the Georgia Division. The first stop was in Valdosta from March 6-8, and the last stop is at Divisional Headquarters in Atlanta from Aug. 10-12.

The project was in LaGrange before coming to Newnan, and Griffin is the next stop.

“The idea is to get outside our four walls, to get out in the community and to educate people on what our mission is,” Jim Morrow, service extension director, told members of the Newnan Advisory Council at a recent meeting.

Longtime advisory council member Bette Hickman, after hearing about Whole World Mobilizing, described it as “a brilliant idea.” She talked about the effort and the involvement of each community in planning events.

“That’s very exciting,” Hickman said. “I love that creativity.”

“The object is to proclaim Jesus’ name in the communities we serve,” Evelyn Repass said.

Article from The Newnan Times-Herald