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Salvation Army serves meals in Livingston, Assumption Tuesday

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KILLIAN - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services was dispatchedto Livingston Parish Monday afternoon after strong storms rolled through the area leaving people without power.

"It's a blessing, there are a lot of folks who are without," said Charles Brooks, who picked up meals for his family. "One tree fell down by my house and a lot of water."

Water bottles, hot coffee and bagged lunches were handed to those who stopped by. The mobile unit serves the greater Baton Rouge area and can serve up to 1,000 people if need be.

"From the point that we find out that there's a need, we try to be out within a couple of hours," said Salvation Army Commander Brett Meredith. "If we can be out quicker, we're out quicker."

The command unit will be in Napoleonville in Assumption Parish Tuesday morning serving hot meals. Breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m.


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