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BREAKING 10:30pm 5-14-08 Salvation Army Serving Storm Victims With Aid Across Louisiana
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:51pm

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING COMMUNITY NEWS 10:45pm 5-14-08 While thunderstorms, high winds, and flooding rains are wreaking havoc on many Ark-La-Tex communities...Salvation Army volunteers and staff are providing meals to those in need. 

Their Emergency Assistance Team is continuing to process casework referrals with the Red Cross to provide personal aid to flood and fire victims. 

“Once the victims have their forms in place with Red Cross we give them vouchers to purchase what they need to start over in our Thrift Store," said K.C. Stone, Director of Development for The Salvation Army.

"Our biggest problem right now is we are low on everything: couches, ice boxes, stoves, dressers, dinette sets, said Stone, "We need our community to donate items like these, so we can serve our neighbors in need properly," she added. 

The Salvation Army is responding with food and care at a local shelter.  Services will continue as long as needed , over 350 meals have been served since the shelter opened today and “the mobile food unit Canteen" is on stand by from EOC and we will assist when called upon from EOC.

Donations are needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. The Salvation Army provides year long personal assistance to our community through their thrift stores. To donate items or money, call 318-426-3200, or, mail to: 

Salvation Army, 200 E Stoner Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101 
Or, log on to:  
www.salvationarmyshreveport.org. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.

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