For Citizens in the Disaster Area

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]

The Salvation Army Brings Help and Hope to Albany, GA Enclave

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:52
ALBANY, GA (October 17, 2018)— A week after Hurricane Michael swept through the Peach State with the force of a category-three hurricane, the South Georgia landscape is still awash in a sea of toppled trees and littered debris. The harvest-ready cotton fields that dot the southern region are scattered to the wind, blown away like a tornado focused on a dandelion. Farmers quickly try to salvage what is left, leaving large, white circular bales wrapped [READ MORE]

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill to Take Place on Thursday

State - MD Emergency Management - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:08

MEMA Encourages All Maryland Residents To Participate

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(REISTERSTOWN, Md.)  October 16, 2018 – Powerful earthquakes are not common in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but the August, 2011 tremor near Mineral, VA, reminded us that we are not immune from the effects of an earthquake. That is why the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is urging Marylanders to participate in Thursday’s Great ShakeOut Drill.

On October 18th at 10:18 a.m. local time, we ask that you join us when we drop, cover, and hold on for earthquake preparedness;

    • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
    • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
    • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

 

MEMA is proud to join FEMA and the Ready Campaign PrepareAthon to promote earthquake preparedness this October and is encouraging everyone to take part in The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills occurring across the county on October 18th at 10:18 a.m.

“Strong earthquakes are not common in this area, but I am sure many of us remember where we were on August 23, 2011,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “That was a wake-up call for those of us in the Maryland area to learn what to do – and what not to do – during an earthquake.”

One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible after effects.  Earthquakes can happen at any time of the year and at any time during the day. You could be at work, school, or at home. It is impossible to predict precisely when or where an earthquake will occur, so it is important that you and your family are prepared ahead of time.

A key aspect of the Great ShakeOut is the integration of comprehensive science-based earthquake research and the lessons learned from decades of social science research about why people get prepared.  The result is a “teachable moment” on par with having an actual earthquake (often followed by increased interest in getting ready for earthquakes).  ShakeOut creates the sense of urgency that is needed for people, organizations, and communities to get prepared, to practice what to do to be safe, and to learn what plans need to be improved.

 

More information can be found at Shakeout.org. Information on the different types of hazards is available at Ready.gov or the Spanish-language web site Listo.gov.

 

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CONTACT:

Ed McDonough, 410-446-3333 or ed.mcdonough@maryland.gov

Jorge Castillo, 443-481-3518 or jorge.castillo@maryland.gov

The Salvation Army Helps "Lift the Burden" for Panama City Family

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:06
Lynn Haven, FL (October 16, 2018) - The Wallace family had never asked for a meal from The Salvation Army before, not even during previous hurricanes. But today the family of four needed a break from cooking on their propane stove and decided to stop by one of the more than 24 canteens (mobile feeding units) serving the Panama City area.  “We were driving by and thought it might be nice to not [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Expands Hurricane Michael Service

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:49
ALBANY, GA (October 16, 2018) –The Salvation Army is on the ground with a mission to feed, hydrate, and give help and hope in communities across South Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael. Today, one catering truck from the Kentucky Division and three from the Alabama-Lousiana-Mississippi Division join the fleet of 16 canteens (mobile feeding units) from the Georgia Division in service in South Gerogia. The 20 total Salvation [READ MORE]

Community Comes Together for Food, Coffee, and Fellowship in Quincy, Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:10
QUINCY, FL (October 16, 2018) - When a community is impacted by a disaster, survivors are seeking simple comforts such as a hot meal, a cup of coffee, and a friend to talk to. The Quincy community, just northwest of Tallahassee, got a savory surprise yesterday as The Salvation Army, Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business, and Community Coffee partnered to host a barbeque-style feeding site for families affected by Hurricane Michael. “We [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Two Brothers in Christ Deliver Hope in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:32
Panama City, FL (October 15, 2018) - On most days you’ll find John “ZZ” Gavrun and John “Animal” Kirchens riding their motorcycles, preaching the gospel of Jesus throughout Panama City. They’re both members of Faith Riders, a local motorcycle ministry; but on this day, the pair was riding in Gavrun’s car, its roof barely intact from [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army: It’s About Others in Blakely, GA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:10
BLAKELY, GEORGIA (October 15, 2018) — The year was 1993, and one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the U.S. had just laid waste to south Florida and the Keys. Steve and Karen West stood outside their now-demolished Miami home realizing life as they had known it was gone. Hurricane Andrew cut a swath of devastation and harsh reality across the lives of millions of people. As Steve looked around, he noticed a Salvation Army truck serving food [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Teams Meet Immediate Needs in South Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:45
ALBANY, GA (October 15, 2018) – An wide array of Salvation Army personnel throughout south Georgia are responding in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. Currently, The Salvation Army of Georgia has mobile feeding units providing food and hydration and emotional and spiritual care. To date, The Salvation Army has served approximately 4,400 meals, 5,000 drinks and 3,700 snacks to first responders and those impacted by Hurricane Michael in south [READ MORE]

Planting Seeds of Hope on the Frontlines in Tallahassee

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:10
Tallahassee, FL (October 15, 2018) - When disaster strikes, mobile feeding kitchen (canteen) crew members are at the forefront of The Salvation Army’s emergency response offering meals, refreshments, and emotional and spiritual care to rescue workers and survivors. From enduring extreme weather conditions to extensive hours of service, a canteen crew member must have patience, heartiness, and compassion to serve others. 30-year-old [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Delivers Food and Hope in Wake of Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:04
Panama City, FL (October 14, 2018) - The Salvation Army is ramping up meal service to areas across the Florida Panhandle ravaged by Hurricane Michael. In addition to property damage, survivors and responders are faced with widespread power outages.  As of October 14, more than 191,000 people were still without power in Florida, with four counties reporting 92-98% of residents impacted by the outage. The Salvation Army has 42 mobile [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia's Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:00
ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 14, 2018) —When disasters strike, The Salvation Army is there, providing emergency assistance to survivors and first responders. The following is a summary of how The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Michael in Georgia: To date, The Salvation Army in Georgia has served 3,500 meals, 4,500 drinks and 3,700 snacks to those impacted by Hurricane Michael in the Albany and Bainbridge, GA [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Hispanic Community Seeking Shelter in Bainbridge, GA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:19
Bainbridge is a small town neatly nestled in the southwestern corner of the state of Georgia just over the Alabama and Florida state lines. It was first settled as a small trading post in the late 18th century. Residents are rightly proud of their little corner of Georgia, and will quickly remind you it’s the hometown of Georgia Bulldog Head Coach Kirby Smart. Life is fairly laid back in Bainbridge. But, that all changed when Michael arrived hurling winds [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:59
The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team (IMT) relocated its Incident Command to The Salvation Army Corps building in Albany, GA, and closer to areas of the state most affected by Hurricane Michael. The IMT liaison remains in Atlanta, GA to continue coordination efforts with state and VOAD agencies at the state Emergency Operations Center. “We continue to assess and evaluate the situation to serve the most impacted [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving Meals Across The Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:33
PANAMA CITY, FL (October 12, 2018) – As debris is cleared from roadways, The Salvation Army is moving into the areas most impacted by Hurricane Michael to begin assessing needs and providing service. In partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, The Salvation Army has established a service site in Panama City Beach that will help provide meals and much-needed supplies throughout the surrounding counties. “We’ve [READ MORE]

Hurricane Michael: The Salvation Army's Florida Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:01
When disasters strike, The Salvation Army is there, providing emergency assistance to survivors and first responders. The following is a summary of how The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Michael in Florida: Panama City:
  • 13 mobile feeding units (canteens) are headed from Pensacola to Panama City today (Friday). 12 mobile feeding crews are staging in Tallahassee [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Assessing Damage And Meeting Needs

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:56
PANAMA CITY, FL (October 11, 2018) – The aftermath of Hurricane Michael has left areas of Florida unrecognizable from the peaceful beach towns they were just a few days ago. Widespread power outages, significant property damage, and people finding they’ve lost everything are what now plagues the Panhandle. One building not spared by the storm is The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE on Standby for Hurricane Michael Deployment

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:35
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 11, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Response (EDS) team is on standby to respond to the southern U.S. states impacted by Hurricane Michael. With the widespread damage of the storm already being felt and what is expected to be an extended relief effort, The Salvation Army’s divisional EDS department is readying a team of staff and volunteers for potential [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army on the Move to Help South Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:15
ATLANTA, GA (October 11, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Georgia is on the move to confront the panorama of destruction across southern areas of the Peach State after Hurricane Michael swept through earlier Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team (IMT) is relocating their center of operations from Atlanta to Albany, GA, and closer to the most heavily impacted areas in [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Sends Crews to Help Hard-Hit Areas after Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:33
Jackson, MS—Hurricane Michael slammed the Gulf Coast yesterday as a devastating Category 4 hurricane. The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division is wasting no time in sending help where it's needed, deploying 26 personnel and 7 mobile feeding units to areas in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. One of those crews departed this morning from Jackson, Mississippi, headed to serve in Panama City, Florida. The Jackson Corps just recently [READ MORE]

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