Tampa Bay Salvation Army provides meals to residents without power due to flooding
Clearwater, FL (June 10, 2016) – Several residents of Mariner’s Cove Mobile Home Park in Clearwater, Florida experienced loss of power this week due to flooding after Tropical Storm Colin. They were left facing clean up needed throughout their neighborhood, as well as the inability to cook a meal in their home.
The Salvation Army was on site to serve a hot dinner and cold water to anyone who stopped by the mobile kitchen. In total, 110 meals and 162 bottles of water were distributed by trained Salvation Army staff and volunteers.
Power has been restored to the homes in the Mariner’s Cover neighborhood and no additional meals are scheduled to be provided at this time.
“We are honored to serve our neighbors impacted by Tropical Storm Colin, and will remain on standby to deploy where needed,” says Captain Mike Harris, Salvation Army Commanding Officer for Upper Pinellas County.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s response to Tropical Storm Colin, or to join the Emergency Disaster Services team, please visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/. For more information on The Salvation Army’s programs and services in Tampa Bay, please visit www.SalvationArmyTampaBay.org.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.