SALVATION ARMY TO PROVIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER
TO FLOOD VICTIMS
HAMPTON, VA - The Thanksgiving holidays will be brighter for victims of Hurricane Floyd, thanks to the kindness of area volunteers. The Salvation Army will bring holiday greetings to about 1,700 Virginia families and children.
Southampton and surrounding area families who have applied for disaster assistance are eligible to pick up a turkey and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.
The Salvation Army will give out food at: The Disaster Relief Center located at the Airway Shopping Center on Highway Business Route 58 in Franklin, (the old Winn Dixie) next to the airport, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23.
Many flood victims who recently moved into the new group site for manufactured housing at the Southampton Agri-Business Industrial Park near Franklin are already enjoying full kitchen pantries stocked by volunteers who wanted to show their support for those still trying to recover from the floods.
The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers to help sort food and clothing and also to help escort individuals through the store. If you would like to volunteer please report to The Disaster Relief Center by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23. Volunteers also will be needed for Christmas help.
|Note to Editors: This and other news releases and information are available on the Virginia Department of Emergency Services web site at http://www.vdes.state.va.us. Also check http://www.fema.gov. Radio actualities with disaster information are available on the FEMA Radio Network (1-800-323-5248).|