Released 11 September 2008
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Houma, La. - The Salvation Army has continued to serve in
the Greater Baton Rouge Area, Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Since service
began on August 31, 2008 over 400,000 meals have been served by The Salvation
Army in Louisiana and Mississippi to assist the recovery from Hurricane
Salvation Army Clean-Up kits are also available, while they last, at The
Salvation Army's distribution point in Houma at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic
Center. Each kit includes a mop, broom, rags, cleaning supplies, and bucket.
Mobile feeding units will also be heading south towards Grand Isle,
Montegut, Galliano, and Point-Aux-Chenes to bring much needed food and water to
residents of rural Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes.
"Our desire is to reach deep into the bayous of South Louisiana with the
message that each person and family is important to The Salvation Army and that
their need is out need. The best "words" we can give them is a hot meal and
cold water," said Captain Don New of The Salvation Army.
"Sometimes it is better to speak by actions rather than words, and we hope
our actions have spoken over 400,000 times in Louisiana that The Salvation Army
cares and is here promising to do the most good" he added.
The Salvation Army currently has mobile feeding units serving meals in
Greater Baton Rouge, Terrebonne Parish, and Lafourche Parish, and Grand
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in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The
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range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and
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