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Weather - Hurricane Harvey - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:35
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Midwest Food Bank Key Partner for The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:27
Fort Myers (September 22, 2017) - The Salvation Army in Fort Myers has an ongoing partnership with Midwest Food Bank which has the ability to supply food on an ongoing basis. Midwest Food Bank has been an extraordinary partner as they’ve been able to provide a large number of food boxes that The Salvation Army will be distributing to families in affected areas. Currently, 720 boxes are staged and ready to go. Several more are in the pipeline and will [READ MORE]

Many Hands Make Light Work

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:20
Collaboration helps The Salvation Army and its partners Do The Most Good in the wake of Hurricane Irma Fort Myers, FL  – Bethany Quisenberry, Principal of Franklin Park Elementary School in Fort Myers, Florida stands in the school cafeteria abuzz with parents, children, and families enjoying a hot meal in the cool air conditioning and selecting non-perishable food items to take home.  “Having [READ MORE]

One Stop Shop Serves Fort Myers Hurricane Irma Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:46
ONE STOP SHOP SERVES FORT MYERS HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Staff Hosts Irma Recovery Assistance Centers

FORT MYERS, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s staff hosted a comprehensive recovery assistance center in Fort Myers on Thursday, September 21st to help residents affected by Hurricane [READ MORE]

Bonding, Blessings and Bracelets in Port Aransas, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:36
Port Aransas, Texas (September 21, 2017) - “When the hurricane hit there was no media here to let people know how badly we got hurt and how devastated our community was,” said 66-year-old Port Aransas resident, Bonnie Schmolbach. Bonnie and her husband were preparing to live out their retirement in Lorida, Florida. They had recently remodeled their Port Aransas home to sell and were just two weeks away from moving when [READ MORE]

Doing Good for Others - One Meal at a Time

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:36
Naples, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2017) – As a professional chef in luxury hotels for over 20 years, James Monahan is used to cooking with the finest ingredients for a clientele that enjoys the finer things in life.  Today, he may not be cooking in a luxury hotel with the finest ingredients but he is putting his professional skill set and compassionate heart to good use as a volunteer chef for The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Irma relief effort in Collier County. [READ MORE]

From The Classroom To Field Service: The Salvation Army Cadets arrive in Houston

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59
Houston, Texas - Only a few short weeks ago, a group of Salvation Army Cadets went about their normal routines at The Evangeline Booth College for Officer Training (EBC) in Atlanta, Georgia with little thought of severe weather, disaster recovery, or Texas.  Today, these same Cadets are serving on the front lines in the Houston Area Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.  While we all pray that Emergency [READ MORE]

Don't Know What We Are Going to Do, But I'm Glad We Have This Meal

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:14
Palatka, FL (September 21, 2017) - The first shooting star Jacob Wills ever saw was on the fifth night the power was out. Hurricane Irma plowed through his town days before, knocking down trees and ripping shingles off roofs. The night was a hot one, but the mosquitos were not out and it felt cooler outdoors. “Alex and I were outside looking at the stars and I started naming the constellations for him,” said [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army: Here to Serve

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:54
Disaster does not choose who it strikes. It affects the rich, the poor, the old, the young. Since Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida, The Salvation Army has served more than 18,000 meals to people in the northeast part of the state. But 18,000 is just a number; there is a story behind every meal. Perhaps it fed a first responder keeping communities safe during the storm. Or a storm survivor, digging through the ruins of their home. Or maybe it fed a person in a forgotten community [READ MORE]

Emotional and Spiritual Care: An Essential Need in Disaster Response

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:55
Victoria, Texas (September 20, 2017) - After a disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is immediately on the scene to provide food and shelter for first responders and survivors. In addition to the survivors immediate needs, the Army also focuses on the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of those impacted. Trained emotional and spiritual care staff and volunteers are often dispatched to work alongside The Salvation Army mobile feeding units as they minister in hurting [READ MORE]

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