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Date of Issue: February 08, 2007

Help tornado, storm victims with donations

As residents impacted by the storms Friday morning in Lake and Volusia counties continue to recover, The Salvation Army is providing assistance to those in need.

Beginning this week, The Salvation Army of Lake and Volusia counties will start casework, talking to residents in the affected areas and helping them toward the recovery process.

On Monday, Feb. 5, The Salvation Army prepared and served more than 900 meals and snacks in Lake and Volusia counties. It also distributed 88 cleanup kits, which include disinfectant, two pairs of gloves, bleach, a broom, mop and other household items.

Since The Salvation Army was mobilized Friday, it has served and prepared more than 7,600 meals, snacks and sandwiches and distributed more than 1,200 cleaning kits to the affected areas.

On Sunday canteens, or mobile feeding units, were located in Lady Lake Mobile Home Park, Lady Lake; American Legion Hall, Lady Lake; the intersection of Oak Hill Road and Florida State Highway 27, Lady Lake. In Deland, The Salvation Army is in the Springhill Subdivision and between the Hawthorne Hills Mobile Home Park and the Applewood Apartments on New Hampshire Drive.

Island residents wishing to make monetary donations can do so via 1-800-Sal-Army or www.salvationarmyusa.org, or by mail to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 270848, Tampa FL 33618.

As we learned with hurricane aid, clothing, canned goods and used furnishings are needed less than the immediate aid provided by organizations like The Salvation Army.