Salvation Army offers it's support to flood victims

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Salvation is working to help Mississippi River flood victims by accepting donations on Friday at a Hub City blood drive.

The Salvation Army and United Blood Services are teaming up at the blood bank's 28th Avenue location Friday.

While United Blood Services will be taking care of blood donors, the Salvation Army will be there with their truck to accept personal hygiene items, baby supplies, and cleaning products like bleach and other goods for flood victims. Katie Tate is the Development Director at the Hattiesburg chapter of the Salvation Army.

According to Tate, "As of right now, we are just focusing on trying to get the supplies that they need when they come back home. Once they are displaced they are going to be coming back home, trying to clean up. So we want to be there once they come back, but we are serving those immediate areas with food and the assistance they need right now."

The Salvation Army will be at United Blood Services in Hattiesburg this Friday, May 20th from eight AM to two PM accepting donations for flood relief efforts.

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