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Salvation Army Team from Maryland Serving Mexico Beach After Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:56
Mexico Beach, FL (October 22, 2018) – In Mexico Beach, the streets are full of recovery workers and residents in need of food and hydration as they begin the rebuilding process. The Salvation Army started distributing meals shortly after Hurricane Michael devastated the area and have been on site ever since providing much-needed resources and care. “Unfortunately, Mexico Beach has in some ways become the face of Hurricane [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares for Long-Term Recovery in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 09:09
ALBANY, GA (October 22, 2018) — The Salvation Army in southern Georgia has begun to transition from meeting immediate needs to long term recovery. As of October 21, feeding operations and mobile canteens have been suspended, and The Salvation Army will now distribute food boxes, water, cleaning supplies, and other in-kind goods. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, will continue [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Provides Services for Displaced Families in Chattahoochee, FL

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:02
CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL (October 22, 2018) – Florida resident Dana Hastings has been overwhelmed since Hurricane Michael devastated her neighborhood in Gadsden County. “They’re saying I might not get power back until December. I don’t know what to do,” said Dana. The Category 4 storm destroyed numerous houses throughout Dana’s community, including her neighbor’s home. As a result, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Partners with FEMA in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:00
COLQUITT, GA (October 22, 2018) — The Salvation Army in southern Georgia has teamed up with FEMA at various Disaster Recovery Centers in the region. FEMA agents canvass the nearby neighborhoods to make sure every household with damage receives necessary information. These affected households can then visit the Recovery Centers to check on the status of their claims, turn in updated paperwork, or ask any questions they might [READ MORE]

Florida Governor Visits Panama City – Commends The Salvation Army’s Response

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 23:00
PANAMA CITY, FL (October 22, 2018) - Florida Governor Rick Scott paid a visit to Panama City on Sunday, taking time to meet with Salvation Army mobile feeding crews and teams of volunteers. The Governor toured The Salvation Army’s service hub where Operation Barbeque Relief has been preparing meals for more than 20 mobile feeding units serving the Panama City area. The Governor’s [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Personnel from Across U.S. Serving Hurricane Michael Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 14:30
Tampa, FL (October 21, 2018) – With residents of seven Florida Panhandle counties still experiencing power outages, many who have been in the dark since October 10, The Salvation Army is there to serve these communities as they start the long road to recovery after Hurricane Michael. Salvation Army staff and volunteers from across the United States, and even teams from Canada and Bermuda, have deployed to provide meals, supplies, [READ MORE]

Katrina Survivors Give Back with The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 09:15
ALBANY, GA (October 21, 2018) — Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Audrey McLean remembers that day well. Her parents lived in Gulfport, MS, not far from the beach, and were left without a house once the waters receded. “We were lucky,” said McLean, “The house wasn’t completely destroyed, but we were in a FEMA trailer for a long time.” She remembers [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Nourishes Staff at Community Center in Marianna

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:00
MARIANNA, FL (October 21, 2018) -  “Every staff member here has lost something. Whether it was power, running water, or their house, every single person here lost something in that storm,” said a staff member of Sunland Center, a community center serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Marianna, Florida. Hurricane Michael ripped roofs off of buildings, destroyed endless powerlines, [READ MORE]

For Panama City Man, The Salvation Army is There for the Second Time in His Life

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 23:00
Panama City, FL (October 21, 2018) - It was lunchtime and Albert Potter was back at The Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) in Bayou George, a rural suburb of Panama City, looking for a hot meal. He’d been there many times over the past week since Hurricane Michael laid waste to his rented home and nearly all the others in his neighborhood. “The roads were so bad initially you couldn’t even [READ MORE]

Belk Partners with The Salvation Army to Help in Hurricane Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 12:18
ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 20, 2018) — Belk Department Stores has partnered with The Salvation Army to help people impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. To date, Belk has donated $200,000 to support The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Relief efforts, including mobile feeding units (canteens) that provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, and hygiene supplies to first responders and survivors. In Albany, Georgia, Belk [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:40
ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 20, 2018) — Atlanta Georgia’s CBS46 television station and iHeartRadio partnered with The Salvation Army of Metro-Atlanta for a disaster relief campaign called “Atlanta Drop of Hope” to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Yesterday, CBS46 and iHeartRadio delivered two truckloads of donated goods from the generous people of Metro-Atlanta to The Salvation Army Corps in Albany, GA. These goods [READ MORE]

Attapulgus, GA Locals Join Salvation Army in Giving Aid

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:04
ATTAPULGUS, GA (October 19, 2018) — There is nothing people in the south do better than hospitality or potlucks, and not even a hurricane can hamper that spirit of community. A shining example of this enthusiasm can be seen in Wanshanda Shilo, a hurricane Michael survivor from Attapulgus, Georgia, who rode out the storm with her family. Once the storm had passed, they were able to get out, assess damage, and check in with their [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army lifts the spirits of a Mexico Beach couple who lost it all

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:56
Panama City (October 19, 2018) - “We loved it, it was just so peaceful.” That’s how Deneice Tanner describes Mexico Beach and the home she and her husband Tommy shared after moving from Georgia just 16 months prior. Now the couple is homeless having lost everything as Hurricane Michael slammed into the quaint beach town a little more than a week ago. “We were forced to evacuate and my first thought was to run!, just leave as fast as we could [READ MORE]

FAMU Athletes Lend The Salvation Army a Helping Hand for Tallahassee Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:55
TALLAHASSEE, FL (October 19, 2018) - “We just had to do something. You don’t really hear about the devastation on the news and the totality doesn’t register until you hear the survivors’ stories,” said one of the 70 athletes from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) that volunteered to support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief operation in Tallahassee this week. The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving Much-Needed Meals to Mexico Beach Community

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:02
Mexico Beach, FL (October 19, 2018) – Richard and Bella recently made their first mortgage payment on their dream beach house in Mexico Beach, Florida after moving from Brunswick, Georgia in August 2018. Just one month after moving in, Hurricane Michael came through and completely destroyed their new home. Until they can rebuild, Richard and Bella are living in their minivan parked in their driveway. “The [READ MORE]

Panama City Tree Service Worker Gets Needed Boost from The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:32
Panama City, FL (October 18, 2018) – Sean Barrett knew his day was about to take a turn for the better when he spotted The Salvation Army mobile feeding unit arrive to the area where he was working. Barrett was on his sixth day of clearing broken tree limbs that seem to litter nearly every neighborhood of Panama City; not an easy job considering the searing Florida heat. “People have slowly been getting more [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:20
ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 18, 2018) — The Salvation Army of Georgia continues feeding, hydration and emotional and spiritual care service to those impacted by Hurricane Michael across South Georgia. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, coordinate Salvation Army disaster relief efforts across the southern part of the Peach State. As power is steadily restored to main population centers, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Delivers Food to Isolated Fishing Village

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:29
(CRAWFORDVILLE, FL) “That food saved my life. If it wasn’t for The Salvation Army, I don’t know where I’d be. I’d probably be dead,” said 28-year-old Candace Spears, Hurricane Michael survivor. Candace is a resident of Spring Creek, a small fishing village near Crawfordville, Florida where her family’s homestead has been passed down through the generations for more than 100 years. Candace lives there [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army - Delivering Hope Through Food, Water & Prayer in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:29
Panama City, FL (October 17, 2018) - “This was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before,” says Brian Headley as he ventured out of his trailer park to brave the midday heat and grab some food and water from a Salvation Army canteen (Mobile Feeding Unit) parked nearby. The life-long resident of Panama City lives in a mobile home with his sister, mother and grandmother; [READ MORE]

Tallahassee Veterinarian Sharing in Salvation Army's Ministry of Comfort

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:25
TALLAHASSEE, FL (October 17, 2018) - Emotional and spiritual care is a unique and valued component of The Salvation Army’s emergency response. In times of crisis, The Salvation Army utilizes trained personnel to provide comfort to rescue workers and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army is partnering with Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to support serving people impacted by Hurricane Michael, including displaced families and [READ MORE]

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