The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in Mobile Ala.

tornado2A category EF2 tornado, with estimated winds of 111-135 mph, tore through Mobile, Ala., on Christmas Day, one of 40 reported across the South throughout the holiday. The Salvation Army in Mobile had just finished serving Christmas dinner to over 1,000 area residents when the storm barreled through the city’s midtown section, leaving downed power lines, toppled trees and heavy property damage.

In response, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams deployed canteens (mobile kitchens) and served comfort food such as soup, sandwiches, coffee, biscuits and gravy, and Krispy Kreme donuts to residents and first responders in the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

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