Salvation Army opens new help center in Tuscaloosa | Community Spirit
The Salvation Army in Tuscaloosa will begin operating out of a new disaster distribution center beginning Monday, May 23. Their original office was destroyed in last month's tornado. The new center will offer resources for basic needs such as food, water and hygiene items, as well as long-term recovery needs such as counseling and financial help.
Tornado survivors from Bibb, Hale, Pickens, Sumter, Greene, Lamar and Tuscaloosa counties can make appointments for assistance with the new Salvation Army Disaster Distribution Center
"Now that we're moving into a longer term recovery, not so much the immediate needs, we wanted to open up a centrally located facility and take care of those basic needs," said Laine Hendricks with the Salvation Army.
“We’re excited to be able to provide this supplemental assistance to those families and individuals most impacted by the April 27 tornado outbreak,” Major Steve Morris, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response efforts in Tuscaloosa, said. “The goal is relieve the burden of acquiring these essential needs – food, water and hygiene items – and help survivors focus on moving forward with rebuilding their homes and lives.”
Assistance will be provided by making an appointment with the new help center. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and can be made by calling 205-345-6939.
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