LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Louisville branch of the Salvation Army deployed its Disaster Emergency Service Vehicle Monday along with volunteers to assist with relief efforts.
The mobile canteen unit will serve meals, snacks and beverages to those in need in Eastern Kentucky. It will also provide emotional and spiritual care to flood survivors and first responders.
The unit will be accompanied by two trained volunteers, who will stay for approximately two weeks before another team of volunteers is assigned.
“When people have lost everything and they see the Salvation Army and get a hot meal, water and prayer, or new clothes, it really gives them hope and immediately lets them know that ‘They are not alone,’ Kelly Hutchinson, director of development for the Salvation Army told Louisville. “The Salvation Army will be here for the long haul.”
The Salvation Army said it provided more than 500 people with cleaning kits, meals and water. The teams will continue to serve in the region as long as the services are needed, the organization said.
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