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Well of New Orleans once again being lashed by major hurricane tonight service organizations are helping those in need and joining us now major William Owens of the -- -- -- -- -- command for the Salvation -- -- major -- how are -- -- -- -- good morning you do you elements work and tonight you're out in force how many people do you have working from the Salvation Army.
I had become hard to determine cause or else staged and ready viewed do what they need do -- this weather cooperates with us.
Are you able to get to the areas that you need are their road blockages at this time.
At this point -- we're just playing the latency -- so that we can get into it bothers me to places that have been blocked off by the authorities of course what are your plans.
But we have several places that are state we have some part is that she interstates in Hattiesburg Mississippi we also -- some of that -- outburst on the Gulfport Mississippi just waiting.
But he opportunity but we take our -- unit -- serving notice that have been in harm's way with this hurricane.
I've been to way too many disasters and I've seen the work that you do when I have to ask you this question because these are tough economic times.
Are people supporting the Salvation Army would donations the way you need them to to do the work that you do provide meals and hygiene kits.
And just even counseling and assistance.
Our daughters have been very supportive of us the -- -- we've been involved with the disaster was certainly thanked them for their efforts.
But that that we able to expand what they won't -- with people about their donation.
And tell me the services that you think they'll need right now after this hurricane.
Well we have certain things are used to that we -- but up forty outpost water units that are that are -- -- about -- -- -- we also has to be trapped felt contrary they're ready to beat Serbs they don't.
Some cleaning kits are ready to go to we're staging areas just waiting for those past -- been helping -- DOT in the first responders with meals and waters well.
I know you do that and I know they deserve it for you got to take your hat off to the first responders as well.
I saw some video -- earlier some firefighters actually doing their shopping at Home Depot and at the grocery stores.
You know sometimes they have to leave their families behind to take care of others you guys do the same don't you.
-- -- -- And what made you win and others that become volunteers for the Salvation Army do what you do.
But just think it's calling -- out there at -- cannot do what other.
Major islands does very generic what can we do to help you.
Well right now we're just asking people that if -- interest in helping us financially that they -- able.
-- does -- -- was through several different venues they can do the best that that that either you dot operation army dot org.
But they can call 1800 -- army number and they can also worse than ten dollars theatre all that bad luck too but during storm up.
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Eight -- -- tax that's so -- how many days do you think he'll be honest job.
I don't know it brings specks -- made him.
It's good all the problems that went there with Katrina and that we were there a long time activate it replaced him we're going to be here choke jobs get done -- -- longer it takes we just don't know just bought some how many people.
Our Major Owens god bless you thank you so much for helping and doing what you do.
And I appreciate it major.
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