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THE SALVATION ARMY ASSISTING TORNADO VICTIMS IN LACROSSE

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Released 23 May 2011

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Faithe Colas

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Wauwatosa, WI (May 23, 2011)  The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Teams responded to a tornado that touched down on the south side of  LaCrosse late Sunday afternoon damaging more than 200 homes and businesses.  The Salvation Army deployed its mobile feeding unit providing meals to recovery and response teams and families affected by yesterday’s tornadoes and storms.  Clean up kits and vouchers for emergency lodging and clothing have also been provided by The Salvation Army to those families impacted by last nights tornado and storm. The mayor of LaCrosse has declared the area a state of emergency.

“Our teams will be here providing food, emergency shelter and cleaning supplies to area families until recovery is complete,” said Terry Leece, Salvation Army Director of Disaster Services.

“We have been able to provide a hand up and relief to those in need,” said Major Curtiss Hartley Salvation Army LaCrosse.

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org


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