CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Teams are getting ready to respond to Irma’s aftermath.
This afternoon the organization’s specialized equipment and trained personnel from across our state gathered in Chattanooga.
They loaded up supplies in their mobile kitchen units to prepare for deployment for Hurricane Irma relief.
They are sending 4 Tennessee teams that will respond in Florida and along the east coast.
Michel Cox, the Salvation Army Corps Officer in Johnson City, says it is important to give back in times of need.
“I mean Salvation Army’s mission has always been about others. Since the founder created it, always talking about others. And here is an opportunity to help others that are in distress, that are struggling, just as they would be doing for us,” Cox said.
Organizers say this is the Salvation Army’s largest natural disaster response to date.