Salvation Army offers its support to Japan

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The Salvation Army is doing its part to help the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

The organization currently has three emergency relief teams working in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. The Salvation Army so far has collected $1.7 million in donations.

Representatives from the organization in Hattiesburg said the response from local residents has been great. Katie Tate is the Director of Development for the Hattiesburg Salvation Army.

Tate said, "On Monday we had tons of phone calls coming in asking how they can help here locally."

If you would like to make a donation to the Salvation Army, here is how you can do it. You can text the words "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 to make a ten dollar donation.

To donate by phone you can call 1-800-Sal-Army. You can also donate online by going to

Another option is by mailing a check marked "Japan earthquake relief" to your local Salvation Army.

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