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Salvation Army Welcomes Hurricane Maria Evacuees to Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:48
Tampa, FL - Salvation Army volunteers and case managers are providing services as Puerto Rico evacuees arrive at airports in Florida.  Governor Rick Scott signed a “Host State Agreement” to establish Disaster Relief Centers where State agencies and non-governmental organizations partner together to provide resources as available.  At the Miami International Airport Disaster Relief Center, Chaplain Raymond [READ MORE]

Millions Served by The Salvation Army to Meet Most Basic Needs in PR and VI

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:06
Partnership donations critical to sustain The Salvation Army’s relief effort The Salvation Army determinedly continues to transport resources to devastated areas of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, impacted by one of the worst hurricane seasons in a decade. Each day, new partners of The Salvation Army step-in to assist the relief effort, providing key resources that meet the needs of survivors. We are grateful to our partners for the following:

Salvation Army Feeding Assistance Continues after Northern California Wildfires

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:13
SACRAMENTO, CA—The Salvation Army enters a second week of meal assistance in Santa Rosa, Napa County and Solano County. Santa Rosa The Salvation Army has recently added two evacuation centers to distribute meals. Those sites are Elsie Allen High School (599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa) and Lawrence Cook Middle School (2480 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa). Since Monday, The Salvation Army has fed more than 22,000 people from [READ MORE]

City Mill & customers donate more than $30,000 for hurricane relief efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:43
HONOLULU (Oct. 13, 2017) – The Salvation Army recently received a check for $30,398.51 toward hurricane relief efforts. The check included customer and team member donations of $15,398.51 and a matching donation of $15,000 from City Mill Company. All eight City Mill stores and sister company, Simply Organized, participated in a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts at their check out registers from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2, 2017. “We [READ MORE]

City Mill & customers donate more than $30,000 for hurricane relief efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:06
HONOLULU (Oct. 13, 2017) – The Salvation Army today received a check for $30,398.51 toward hurricane relief efforts. The check included customer and team member donations of $15,398.51 and a matching donation of $15,000 from City Mill Company. All eight City Mill stores and sister company, Simply Organized, participated in a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts at their check out registers from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2, 2017. “We [READ MORE]

St. Thomas Salvation Army Partners with Red Cross To Coordinate Deliveries

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:52
The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services team has been working with Red Cross volunteers to develop a strategic system to efficiently deliver FEMA food boxes to residents on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Two centralized sites in St. Thomas were created by The Salvation Army; one on the eastern end in Bovoni, and one on the western end at Reichhold Center. The sites were established as staging locations for Red Cross volunteers in smaller [READ MORE]

Mission Happens Outside Church Walls in Dallas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:23
Dallas, Texas (October 11, 2017) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Warehouse in Arlington is serving as the hub for all donations supporting the Army’s on-going relief work. As contributions continue to come in and flow out, man power is needed to help sort through donations. Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, TX embraced this opportunity by serving those affected [READ MORE]

No current storm in NHC Atlantic Wallet 4

Weather - Hurricane Harvey - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:55
No current storm in NHC AT4 as of Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:55:40 GMT

Salvation Army extends meal service at Napa and Santa Rosa evacuation centers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:44
SACRAMENTO, CA—The Salvation Army continues to provide meals at evacuation centers in Sonoma County and Napa.  Yesterday, more than 2700 meals were served in Santa Rosa, while 700 meals were distributed in Napa.  A Salvation Army canteen (mobile kitchen) from San Jose is currently preparing meals at our Santa Rosa Corps building (93 Stony Cir, Santa Rosa), a facility which currently does not have any running gas.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Providing Meals at Napa and Santa Rosa Wildfire Scenes

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:14
Sacramento, CA - The Salvation Army has already deployed multiple teams to provide meal services at evacuation centers due to the large wildfires in Napa and Sonoma County.  Napa Fire The Salvation Army Napa Corps is currently serving at Crosswalk Church (2590 1st St., Napa). There are several teams from The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City staffing the Napa Valley College gym [READ MORE]

Holiday Beach Strong

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:00
Holiday Beach, Texas (October 10, 2017) - Amidst the street after street lined with debris and destruction in Holiday Beach, hangs emblems of comfort: spray painted signs reminiscent of the Bayfront community’s scenery, displaying the words, “Holiday Beach Strong”. “I wanted the signs to remind people that despite the devastation, the community will come together, remain hopeful, and rebuild,” [READ MORE]

Shirts and Salvation for Holiday Beach Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:00
Holiday Beach, Texas (October 10, 2017) - “We thought there would be thousands of people helping in Texas and there really wasn’t, but The Salvation Army was there,” said Thomas Billmeyer. After Hurricane Harvey ravaged the small coastal community of Holiday Beach, Thomas and his two colleagues drove 18 hours to Texas, from Iowa, to help out. He and his friends worked for several days to rebuild a Holiday Beach [READ MORE]

Officer provides care to one of his own employees following Nate

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:33
Biloxi, MS - Like the entire Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division of The Salvation Army, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Command’s, Major Gary Sturdivant watched and prayed as Hurricane Nate made landfall right in the middle of his service area. His prayers were answered as Nate brought wind, rain, and storm surge up and down the Gulf Coast, but the damage and flooding was minimal. “I got out early this morning riding around to see if there was [READ MORE]

In Puerto Rico, Over 1.2 Million Survivors' Needs Met by The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 17:33
Hurricane Maria & Irma Survivors to Receive Over 100,000 Meals Daily In one of the worst Hurricane seasons in a decade, The Salvation Army is unwavering in its continued service to those affected by the storms. With a long-term presence in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Salvation Army was uniquely positioned to serve over 1.2 million individuals since Hurricane Maria made landfall. Next week, The Salvation Army will meet FEMA’s [READ MORE]

Equipment Moved to Higher Ground, Sunday Services Cancelled Along the Gulf Coast

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:38
Jackson, MS – As Tropical Storm Nate moves into the Gulf of Mexico, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is ready should their help be needed. Coastal locations in Mobile and Dothan, Alabama, Pascagoula and Biloxi, Mississippi, and in New Orleans have their equipment in safe locations, plus all have cancelled Sunday services for this weekend. “Water and food is ready to go,” said Major Tom Richmond, Coastal [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Provides Bilingual Assistance for Irma Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:11
Bonita Springs, FL - Salvation Army Officer, Major Doris Lawrence, is using her bilingual skills to assist families coming into The Salvation Army Bonita Springs Service Center. A lady with her children came in tears and said she had tried calling FEMA several times before coming to The Salvation Army.  She explained that her English was not good enough to communicate with the operator and she became frustrated with working long days cleaning her home with little to no help.   Major [READ MORE]

Two Girls and a Truck

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:45
Naples, Florida – Mostly every part of Collier County, which Florida’s largest county, is renowned for its beautiful staple communities. A combination of bustling streets and quiet and quaint roads. All along these scenic roads are all too familiar sights as well – people in despair. Prior to Hurricane Irma, the county was already in a housing and hunger crisis; in the aftermath, it is a catastrophe. In [READ MORE]

Salvation Army ALM units on standby with strengthening, predicted track of Nate

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:06
Jackson, MS – As tropical depression 16 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nate Thursday, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is placing all units within the three-state division on standby. Officials have also recalled equipment and personnel from disaster assignments in other states as Nate is forecast to make landfall Sunday. “Our officers, staff, volunteers, and equipment have served residents in other areas with [READ MORE]

Hurricane Irma - Florida Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:38
Tampa, Florida (October 5, 2017) – The Salvation Army Florida Division continues to serve and support all Salvation Army units in Florida actively involved in the statewide relief effort.  The Salvation Army of Florida has 9 canteens (mobile feeding units) that are serving in two locations in the state of Florida. Other support vehicles including refrigerated vehicles.      FT. [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Offering Prayer and Counsel in Las Vegas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:06
Las Vegas - The Salvation Army of southern Nevada is providing emotional and spiritual care to those affected by Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas—the deadliest in modern U.S. history. So far, 58 people have been confirmed dead and over 500 have sustained injuries. “We ask that everyone please pray for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives or were injured, as well as the first responders [READ MORE]

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