The Salvation Army Ready to Respond to Tropical Storm Gordon
MOBILE, AL (September 4, 2018) – Salvation Army personnel throughout the Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi division are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon which is expected to develop into Hurricane Gordon. Efforts are currently being coordinated throughout the southeast to mobilize resources, should there be a need as the storm makes landfall. The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama Area Command (located at 1009 Dauphin Street) will open as a 24-hour emergency shelter for the Homeless starting today at 2pm. The Coastal Alabama Area Command has supplies ready to stock our 2 mobile feeding units and will remain on standby for possible deployment locally or regionally.“When Gordon hits, The Salvation Army will be there. We are watching it’s track to see where our efforts should be focused,” explains Major Thomas Richmond, Coastal Alabama Area Commander. “We are ready to respond to the needs of the communities affected.”The Salvation Army will continue to keep the media informed on our efforts as plans become finalized.