For Citizens in the Disaster Area

Transitioning from Response to Recovery After Hurricane Michael in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:37
Panama City, FL – Since Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Gulf coast on October 10, Salvation Army disaster teams have been mobilized, providing emergency relief to disaster survivors and rescue workers.  As the holiday season nears, The Salvation Army in Panama City is transitioning from response operations and beginning recovery programs. “There is still plenty of work to be done,” [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Aids Students in Panama City After Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:46
Panama City, FL – Yesterday, a trio of Salvation Army disaster vehicles delivered food boxes, hygiene kits and prepackaged meals to A. Crawford Mosley High School in Panama City, FL for distribution to students impacted by Hurricane Michael.  As recovery from the October hurricane continues, The Salvation Army has been operating distribution sites across the Gulf coast region to distribute emergency supplies ranging from food and water to cleaning [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:20
Tallahassee, FL (November 16, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle almost five weeks following Hurricane Michael. Today 22 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army continues to partner with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief [READ MORE]

SoCal Fire Evacuation Centers Consolidate, Salvation Army Continues Assistance

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:40
Los Angeles – November 14, 2018. The Woolsey Fire continues to burn at only 47% containment, having claimed more than 97,000 acres since Thursday. Several evacuated communities have been allowed to return, and as a result, five Ventura County evacuation shelters have consolidated into one at California Lutheran University (60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360). The Salvation Army has continued their food service at the [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:13
Tampa, FL (November 13, 2018) - Four weeks after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, The Salvation Army continues its service to communities impacted by the storm. There is a new normal in many communities. Families are coming home to places they can no longer live. The pre-existing financial struggles of households are compounded by the hurricane. The need for safe, sanitary, affordable housing is greater than ever as many families lost their [READ MORE]

Salvation Army continues to assist Butte County evacuees

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:00
Chico, CA—The Salvation Army continues to support the Butte County area with food assistance and emotional and spiritual care for individuals affected by the Camp Fire.  Here is a list of sites where Salvation Army teams are currently assisting: Chico Neighborhood Church--2801 Notre Dame Blvd. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church-- 13539 Garner Ln, Chico, [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving SoCal Wildfire Evacuation Shelters; Fires Claim Camp

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 18:40
Los Angeles – November 11, 2018.  As the sun came up this morning Marty Brown, the Executive Director of Camp Lawrence Daley at Mt. Crags, Camp Gilmore and Camp Wilderness, surveyed the fire damage. Camp Wilderness, a section of the campgrounds reserved for programs with underprivileged teens, was a complete loss. Other structures at the camp were also completely destroyed. With the fire situation facing [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Distributes Backpacks to Students Affected by Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:09
Panama City, FL (November 10, 2018)--Monday, November 5, was the first day of school - again - for many in Panama City, Fla., after Hurricane Michael forced students out for close to a month. But the classroom looks different. “Some children are living in shelters. Some have moved away. Some are sleeping on couches with friends. Others have lost entire homes,” says Kevin McCoy, a pre-kindergarten teacher. For [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Helps a Seaside Community Wiped Out by Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:17
Mexico Beach, FL (November 9, 2018)--In the seaside community of Mexico Beach, Florida, the scenes of devastation are almost unreal. One month after hurricane Michael demolished most of the town, Salvation Army disaster workers continue to help survivors who are still digging out. “It was horrifying to watch the ocean come down the driveway of our mobile home park,” says owner, Christine Brinkmeier. “I [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Hurricane Michael Service Update for Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:52
Tallahassee, FL (November 7, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle almost four weeks following Hurricane Michael. Today 43 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), [READ MORE]

Salvation Army in Panama City Brings Church to Hurricane Michael Volunteers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:23
Panama City, FL (November 5, 2018) - It was a pause. It was encouraging. On Sunday, November 4, three services were held at various locations throughout the day in Panama City to help maintain the emotional and spiritual health of volunteers and other Salvation Army personnel, even in the midst of providing services and support to those affected by Hurricane Michael. “At the request of FEMA, The Salvation Army was pleased and grateful [READ MORE]

Emergency Disaster Service Teams Focus on Bulk Distribution in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:42
BAINBRIDGE, GA (November 5, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues to serve the needs of people impacted by Hurricane Michael as South Georgians rebuild their homes and communities almost a month after Hurricane Michael swept through Georgia. The hurricane cut a wide swath of destruction across the entire state from the southeastern corner in Bainbridge, northeastward toward Augusta. At the height of the emergency disaster services, 21 Salvation Army mobile [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Team from Canada Serving in Panama City, Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 13:03
PANAMA CITY, FL (November 4, 2018) – A team of 12 Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel from Canada have their boots on the ground to manage operations in the Florida Panhandle as residents continue to cope with the destruction and devastation from Hurricane Michael.  

“We are extremely grateful to have our Canadian counterparts managing operations in Panama City,” says Steven Hartsook, [READ MORE]

Survivors Express Gratitude & Love for The Salvation Army in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 15:32
Panama City, FL (November 2, 2018)  As the days turn into weeks since Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, The Salvation Army remains steadfast in its efforts to provide comfort and hope.  Crews on Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding units) head out across the city each day to provide hot meals to thousands of survivors, as well as distribute food boxes, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies and tarps. “This is the [READ MORE]

A Day of Emergency Disaster Operations in Apalachicola

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:28
Apalachicola, FL (November 2, 2018) - The Salvation Army began aiding disaster survivors after a hurricane hit Galveston, TX in September 1900. Officers (the clergy of The Salvation Army) from across the country moved into the Galveston area to feed and shelter thousands of survivors, while also providing much needed emotional and spiritual support. This calling continues today and within hours of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on [READ MORE]

Supporting Neighbors in Need After Hurricane Michael in Sandy Creek, FL

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 07:28
Panama City, FL (November 1, 2018) –  A Salvation Army truck towing a trailer with food boxes slowly weaved its way through Sandy Creek, a rural community on the outskirts of Panama City. Hurricane Michael’s destructive force left no home untouched here. Some are beyond salvageable. “It’s very sad,” said Stan Carr, a Salvation Army volunteer from New Jersey. “I’m [READ MORE]

Canteen Halloween with The Salvation Army in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:42
Panama City, FL (October 31, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Panama City and Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC partnered for a special community celebration on Halloween to give local families a reprieve from the stress they’ve endured in the weeks following Hurricane Michael. “Hurricane Michael destroyed homes. It destroyed businesses. But one thing it did not destroy is the caring spirit of this community,” [READ MORE]

No Tricks, Just Treats

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:47
Apalachicola, FL (October 31, 2018) - Hurricane Michael struck on October 10 and caused disruption to many in the Florida Panhandle, especially children.  It has affected school schedules, home life (some no longer have a home) and even fun “holidays.”  On this Halloween day, The Salvation Army command based out of Apalachicola decided to spread some fun with Halloween candy. Besides [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Hurricane Michael Service Update for Florida Pandhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:17
Tallahassee, FL – The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle three weeks following Hurricane Michael. Its relief operation includes the distribution of hot meals, water and snacks, and providing emotional and spiritual care for residents impacted by the storm. The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), food boxes, cleaning supplies and tarps. The [READ MORE]

Out of Darkness There is Light and You Are Our Light

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:19
Apalachicola, FL (October 30, 2018) - During times of disaster, trained volunteers, employees, and officers of The Salvation Army work together to serve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of survivors. One critical role after a disaster is the Emotional and Spiritual Care Specialist. Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) Specialists love on people, pray with survivors, and help connect them to resources. They are a friend [READ MORE]

Pages

Subscribe to Volunteer Mobile Emergency Response Unit -- rehabsector.org aggregator - For Citizens in the Disaster Area