Birmingham, AL (June 23, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham has mobilized a disaster team and two emergency response vehicles to provide assistance after the Fairfield tornado damaged businesses and homes. The Salvation Army dispatched a mobile feeding unit that is serving dinner from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. this evening in Fairfield. The mobile feeding unit, is capable of serving up to 1,500 meals per day and has been mobilized since last night serving lunch, drinks and snacks to and is expected to continue to feed throughout this evening.
Yesterday, The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit served 326 hot meals, and over 700 drinks and snacks to storm survivors. “At times of disaster, The Salvation Army is here to serve the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have served hot meals and drinks to first responders and local citizens that were impacted by the tornado and offered prayer and comfort to many,” says Lt. Bryan Farrington, Birmingham Salvation Army Corps Officer. “It’s a blessing to be able to offer a warm meal and comfort to this community when they need it the most.”