Salvation Army ready to serve 10,000 meals

The Salvation Army is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen's movement.

The non-profit organization has two mobile kitchens on standby ready to feed more than 10,000 meals if needed. "The Salvation Army is ready to serve at a moment's notice," said Major Gary Sturdivant, Area Commander for The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast.

WLOX News has learned the Salvation Army's shelter in Jackson County is also prepared to help those in need of shelter during and after the storm. The shelter is located at 3217 Nathan Hale Avenue in Pascagoula.

In addition to feeding and shelter, The Salvation Army is prepared to provide:

• Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies

• Hygiene kits

• Drinking water

• First-aid supplies

• Emotional/spiritual care

The Salvation Army is encouraging all gulf coast residents to prepare an emergency supply kit and stay informed to all warnings.

Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.

For more information on how The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast is responding to the storm, click here.

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