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Salvation Army Sends Help

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - The Salvation Army sent two employees and their canteen filled with enough food for 1,500 meals down south Friday. News Channel 5's Nolan Crane reports.

When disasters strike, the Salvation Army is one of the organizations that steps up to help those in need. On Friday morning, they filled their canteen with food and drinks and headed out to Baton Rouge so they could feed people in need.

"Our canteen will serve three meals a day and they can serve up to 1,500 meals a day," says Major Ken Nelson.

James Young and Kevin Fourerat are the two employees that will be making and distributing the food, and they are honored to be able to give back, because just a few years ago they were the ones receiving the help.

"I received assistance during Rita and Katrina both because where I'm from further south, yes, we got hit hard by them so this gives me a chance to give back," says Kevin Fourerat.

"A win-win situation, now I get to help somebody out. I've been helped, now I'm returning the favor," says James Young.

Major Ken Nelson says the attitude James and Kevin have is what the Salvation Army is all about.

"The mission of the salvation army is to help, not only the down and out but also those less fortunate. Those who are hit by natural disaster, circumstances beyond their control," says Major Ken Nelson.

Kevin wants to remind everyone that you don't have to be a member of the Salvation Army to make a difference.

"Pray for them and just help wherever you can," says Kevin Fourerat.

And with that, they take their message and head out, doing what they do best, serving those in need.

The Salvation Army has requested that if you want to help the people affected from the damage caused by Isaac that you send them a monetary contribution instead of food or supplies so they don't have to transport the items to help those in need.

For emergency updates from the State of Louisiana, visit emergency.louisiana.gov or follow along on Twitter at @GOHSEP and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gohsep.

For continuing coverage on post-storm Isaac, please refer to http://www.kalb.com.

 

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