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Local Salvation Army plans to serve despite renovations

The Tupelo Salvation Army is working on a plan to serve food despite not having a kitchen for next three months.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 7:18 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 7:18 PM

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outside, with temperatures in the tupelo getting up to the mid 90s. you add in the humidity, and the temperature outside feels as hot as 109 degrees. those looking to get away from the heat without a home will break away to a nearby salvation army, for their cooling station and a hot meal. however, one local salvation army's ongoing renovations however, one local salvation army's ongoing renovations mean that some folks in the viewing area may not see a meal for months. wtva's evan hensley spoke with the new coordinator of the salvation army in tupelo and joins us live with her plan. major whitney morton has been here at the salvation army in tupelo for two weeks now and said that she is working to get this place to tip top shape... with the renovations taking place... there are questions where some of the area homeless will get there future meals... ." the salvation army of tupelo feeds 200 meals a day... but now that renovations are taking place... it's unclear where the hungry will get meals for the next three months... major whitney morton - corps officer "we're also working with the hunger coalition and local groups to find a way through volunteer service to still provide those meals despite the fact that we don't have a kitchen." stand up and morton told me more than just the kitchen is shut down because of the renovation... the emergency response kitchen they own is currently parked because it needs repairs. and the non profit cannot open its gym to the public as a cooling station during the remaining summer months... "we don't have that completed plan done at this point to say exactly what that's going to look like but we are diligently working on that because it is summer and along with the heat comes the hunger." but morton is working on a plan so that the homeless of northeast mississippi still receive the care they deserve... "so unfortunately right now it's not open but when it get's done hopefully we will have an incredible space." the social services building on carnation street remains open and the food pantry is still operating for collections or drop offs. reporting live in tupelo evan hensley wtva 9 news... and like we just mentioned,
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