The Salvation Army Of The Shoals Serves Tupelo Residents

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - Mother Nature fears no one. This week, she ripped through the southeast leaving thousands homeless.

The Salvation Army of the Shoals wasted no time preparing to help residents in need. This week, it sent a team to Tupelo, Mississippi.

"We're just very grateful that the Shoals is such a giving and compassionate community. This helps us serve in times of disasters as well as throughout the year," said Major Jean Wilson.

Employee Richard Pace is part of the team going to Tupelo. He says he has one goal in mind.

"We are trying to make their day better," said Pace.

The Salvation Army has stocked its emergency canteen to help feed residents in disaster areas.

The emergency canteen has supplies to feed residents three times a day.

"You know the simplest things can sometimes be overlooked.  So it's just basically, you know that even though we're from up here in Florence, Alabama and they're in Tupelo Mississippi, that we still care about them," said Pace.

The team plans stay in Mississippi for the rest of the week.