Salvation Army of Meridian seeks volunteers for hurricane relief efforts
As Hurricane Sally slowly moves in, the East Mississippi Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits assist the Salvation Army of Meridian in recruiting volunteers for their disaster relief efforts. Helping coordinate volunteers during times of disaster relief is a major part of the Hub’s responsibility.
Providing shelter, storm clean-up and essentials are needed during disaster relief. Lieutenant Tamara Robb and Director of East Mississippi Volunteers Casey Culpepper, came together via Zoom to discuss some of these efforts for Sally.
“We just met trying to plan ahead of Hurricane Sally. When we were watching the news Sunday evening, it sounded like it was coming straight up for Meridian and we might have some spinoff tornadoes or water rising so we met to find volunteer needs,” Lieutenant Tamara Robb explains.
Serving Lauderdale, Kemper, Neshoba and Newton Counties, the Salvation Army plans to release as many efforts as needed.
Lt. Robb adds, “So if any of those areas affected Meridian, canteen would respond to that. If it’s in other areas, then we would go and support those counties that are closer to us.”
The army is seeking approximately 15 volunteers for efforts. As response is needed, the local EMA will reach out to the army for their support.
To view a full list of disaster response efforts for the Hub, visit here.