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Salvation Army on Airline Highway opens as shelter for residents

7 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, August 12 2016 Aug 12, 2016 August 12, 2016 3:14 PM August 12, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Salvation Army on Airline Highway is open to residents in need of shelter due to severe weather.

The emergency shelter will be open 24 hours and will have an expanded capacity for the night. Food will also be served at the Riverside Baptist Church in Denham Springs throughout the day and night.

According to officials, in the event of power outages or excessive damage, The Salvation Army will dispatch a disaster unit to the affected areas. The disaster unit will dispatch to serve 2-3 meals a day and pass out water to residents.

"Whether you need shelter from the storm or there is a need for services following the storm, The Salvation Army stands ready to serve our community", Captain Brett Meredith said.

"We are here to serve, and we pray that there our community remains safe during this time of inclement weather", Meredith said.

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