Chattanooga Salvation Army Responding To Hurricane Laura
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Lieutenant Tansena Spears has deployed in response to Hurricane Laura.
Even as Hurricane Sally bears down on much the same area, The Salvation Army continues to serve survivors – many of whom are still struggling without restored electricity – after the Category 4 hurricane devastated Lake Charles, La.
Lieutenant Spears, who leads the youth ministry of The Salvation Army in Chattanooga departed Monday morning for the drive to Lake Charles, beginning a two-week deployment for Emergency Disaster Service.
In an active disaster response, each responder has an assigned role, but everyone also understands that you have to do whatever needs to be done to provide help and hope to those hurting. “It’s hard work and I hate being away my friend and co-workers, but I know it is small price compared to those we see and serve every day in disaster services,” Lt.
In response to Hurricane Laura, The Salvation Army has 25 canteens (mobile feeding kitchens), actively serving survivors two meals a day. To date, more than 284,000 meals have been served to individuals recovering after the storm.
The best way to support the disaster work of The Salvation Army is by making a financial donation at www.helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, officials said.