From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham is lending a helping hand.
The organization is mobilized and deploying its network of trained disaster staff and volunteers to impacted areas of the greater Birmingham area to assist those affected by the tornadoes that struck Jefferson and Shelby County on Thursday.
According to Salvation Army Communications Manager Melissa Snow-Clark, mobile canteen and mobile roving units have been activated to provide meals, snacks, hydration, clean-up kits, tarps and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors today.
“We are actively providing food, hydration and emotional support throughout the affected areas,” said Major Charles Powell, Area Commander of the Salvation Army. “Our trained disaster staff is ready to provide hope and comfort to the communities. We are working with the local EMA to best serve where needed and we will be here to serve as long as we are needed.”
Anyone who would like to donate to support the relief efforts may do so at www.helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 205-328-2420.
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on donations for disaster relief efforts. 100 percent of gifts will be used in support of those affected by the Alabama tornadoes.