Released 12 March 2009
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Dothan, Ala. Throughout the late evening hours and early morning of
March 10 and 11, The Salvation Army disaster response team from Dothan,
Alabama responded throughout portions of southeast Alabama to communities
coping with the shock of a shooting spree that has left nine deceased and many
others searching for answers.
One disaster response team has served coffee and meals to law
enforcement personnel throughout the night. Additionally, Lieutenant Jonathan
Howell of The Salvation Army in Dothan has been providing emotional and
spiritual support to law enforcement officers and residents searching for
answers in the midst of tragedy.
“As these communities
search for answers and begin the grieving process, The Salvation Army is
seeking to be a calming and uplifting presence to residents of Geneva and
Coffee counties,” emphasized Lieutenant Jonathan Howell of The Salvation
Army in Dothan. “Our hearts, prayers and hands go out to the families and
victims of Tuesday’s shootings.”
The Salvation Army
will continue emotional and spiritual support to first responders and residents
of Geneva County.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to support The
Salvation Army’s relief efforts in these areas may do so by calling
1-800-SAL-ARMY, by visiting www.salvationarmyusa.org or by contacting their
nearest Salvation Army Corps.
About The Salvation Army:
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 provides food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter
and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar
raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities
nationwide. For more information go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, call
1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for
Mark Jones, Public Relations Director
(601) 969-7560 ext. 229
Cell: (601) 214-1545