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Salvation Army in Tallahassee ready to deploy

Salvation Army
Posted at 6:44 PM, May 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-21 17:00:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--The commanding officer with the Salvation Army in Tallahassee says it just breaks his heart that so many people are in so much pain.

Julio Dasilva says he's ready to help out the Oklahoma victims and first responders.

In fact, there's a good chance he'll be going. He'll know by the end of the week.

Dasilva says across Florida the Salvation Army already has two people deployed out of Miami and Tampa.

He says they are there to provide food, water, and prayer.

"When people lose their loved ones in a disaster like this it is not easy," said Dasilva. "It's painful. It's heartbreaking. It's brutal. No one should go walking alone in a time like this and that's why the Salvation Army is there."

We also spoke with officials at the the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

They say they too are on standby to help.