City of Biloxi honoring Salvation Army for work during Hurricane Katrina as 15-year anniversary approaches

As the 15th anniversary of Katrina approaches, the City of Biloxi is dedicating a special presentation to those who worked with the Salvation Army during that time.

The City of Biloxi presents “Salvation Army: the People behind the Shield,” a heartfelt story about the people behind the shield, those who serve the Salvation Army Gulf Coast Command.

The 20 minute program airs at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day in August exclusively on Biloxi’s television channel BTV. It also airs at 1:30 each afternoon on BTV. BTV is available in Biloxi on Sparklight 56 and UVerse 99 and at your convenience at

Filming began in July for the special and originally this was just a glance back at the Salvation Army’s work during the storm. However, it turned into a much bigger story. City of Biloxi Public Affairs Specialist Cecilia Dobbs-Walton said, “When we were doing the interview we found out that they not only were providing assistance and helping people on the Coast. They were dealing with the same things. So, we made it a little more personal with the employees telling their personal experience themselves while helping others, but going through the same situation during Hurricane Katrina.”

The City of Biloxi is also broadcasting three other programs this August: the story of the Biloxi murals series, a storm prep video from the Biloxi emergency manager, and a video about how you can help protect the city’s new drainage systems and local waterways.

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