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The Salvation Army Prepares to Respond to Isaac

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Salvation Army personnel throughout the central Gulf Coast are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac. Salvation Army offices in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have 24 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen ready for immediate response.  

"The Salvation Army is prepared to respond immediately to the needs of areas affected by the tropical activity," said Major Ronnie Raymer, Divisional Commander for Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.  "The Army recognizes how difficult these circumstances can be and will do everything in our power to assist individuals and families following this storm as we do in these communities 365 days a year."

In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army is prepared to provide:
·        Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
·        Hygiene kits
·        Drinking water
·        Shower units
·        First-aid supplies
·        Emotional/spiritual care

The Salvation Army encourages all residents of areas in the storm's path to prepare an Emergency supply kit and stay informed to all warnings. Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.