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September 3, 2011

Salvation Army aids East Coast post-Irene

The Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — The Salvation Army, which declared Hurricane Irene a national disaster, has prepared staff, equipment and supplies to support impacted areas along the East Coast. The Salvation Army provides food, drinks and spiritual and emotional care to emergency responders and survivors in impacted areas between the Carolinas and New England.

Salvation Army locations across the United States have mobile feeding units able to provide hundreds of thousands of meals per day if needed. In the Carolinas specifically, the Army has 30 mobile canteens able to provide in excess of 45, 000 meals when operating at full capacity. For more information on The Salvation Army's preparation and response to Hurricane Irene, visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.

Persons wishing to donate to the Salvation Army's response to Hurricane Irene can call (800) 725-2769 or go to donate.salvationarmyusa.org/Irene to make a donation by credit card. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army Disaster Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Donations should be designated:" 2011 Hurricane Season" Cell phone users may also text the word STORM to 80888. A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill.

Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-inkind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, presorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs.

The Waukesha Salvation Army, headed by Major Carol Lemirand, is located at 445 Madison St. For more information, call (262) 54706367 or visit www.waukeshasalvation army.org.

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