MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Salvation Army has partnered with the city of Mobile to offer the families of passengers hot meals.
Salvation Army personnel are serving snacks, coffee, hot chocolate and hot meals to families waiting for their loved ones to get off the Carnival Triumph. An American Red Cross truck was doing much of the same.
Those personnel say they will remain at the Cruise Terminal until the ship docks.
Local 15's Frank Morales spoke with Mayor Sam Jones, who said he's pleased with all the support coming from the community. Jones said the city is doing all they can do. It placed the Wave Transit buses in the Cruise Terminal parking lot so families could get out and do some shopping, eat or book hotel rooms.
Carnival had Care Teams set up inside the Cruise Terminal, and gave families food and most of all information.
"It's gotten a lot better. This morning there was a lot of anxiety among the families. They're just concerned about their loved ones. A lot of them haven't spoken to them, but from what I hear that's getting better. More and more people are getting in touch with family and their friends," said Katie Emer with the Salvation Army.