The Salvation Army receives donations for Hurricane Ida

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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – There is another opportunity here in the Pine Belt to help those affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. The Salvation Army is working to “raise Louisiana” and provide emergency relief. Local offices are now raising money for supplies and services that they will send in disaster relief trucks to our neighbors in Louisiana.

You can text “Ida” at 5155 for a link to donate or go to give.helpsalvationarmy.org.

Hattiesburg Salvation Army Captain Brian Hicks says the Mississippians have been the biggest casualties before, and this time we’re tasked with helping the hardest hit in Louisiana.

“Mississippi is no stranger to disaster, and again, we’re counting on donors. Our devotees to help us reach those who need us most without the Salvation Army and other organizations like the Salvation Army, the hope and help these people need would be non-existent. So we count on donations not only from the community of Hattiesburg and Pine Belt, but from all around us to help us reach those who have suffered devastating losses, ”said Hicks.

The Hattiesburg Salvation Army is preparing to send two emergency relief trucks full of supplies to Louisiana.

“Well the truck is behind us, it’s called a canteen. It’s a fully equipped kitchen, we can cook in it or we can just go somewhere and pick up and take out. Right now there are 36 on the ground in Louisiana. Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Grand Isle, everywhere already on the ground, supporting, helping those who have suffered this loss, ”says Hicks.

Captain Hicks says one hundred percent of disaster relief donations are used to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery programs directly to disaster survivors.

“You can rest assured that every donation from Salvation Army Aid.org that you hear more about for Hurricane Ida is going straight into this disaster, nowhere else,” he says.

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