Bonita Springs Receiving Much-Needed Help

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:50
(Bonita Springs, FL) - The Salvation Army has been serving lunch and dinner to residents in Bonita Springs who have traveled in thigh-high water, some in boats, to receive a hot meal and hydration. A number of blocks in the area are still without power. Don Manley, Estero, FL resident and member of the local Rotary Club was in the area to lend a helping hand. After Don Manley and his wife finished working in the shelters in Lehigh [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army in the Caribbean Ready for Hurricane Maria as Irma Response Continues

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:50
Category 5-rated Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Irma 2017-09-19T18:50:00Z
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Martin County Salvation Army happy to help wherever needed across wide area

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:14
Fort Pierce, FL. – Four short months ago, The Salvation Army of Martin County, Florida’s service area was enlarged, adding St. Lucie County to the north. Corps Officers, Captains Samuel and Christine Kim knew their lives would be busier than before. Little did they know Hurricane Irma would have something to say about that. Luckily for the Kims, Stuart, Florida where their Corps is located received very minimal damage. They’ve [READ MORE]

News Feature: Open House 2017 Attracts Many Interested Visitors to International Headquarters

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:10
International Headquarters welcomed hundreds of visitors to learn more about the building that has become a familiar sight in London 2017-09-19T14:10:22Z
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The Salvation Army Prepares for Impact of Hurricane Maria

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:36
(West Nyack, NY) - Families and individuals in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are having to face another round of potential devastation, threatened by Hurricane Maria. The Salvation Army continues to provide food and hydration to the affected residents. To ensure the charity is prepared to serve following Hurricane Maria, The Salvation Army is working with local and national partners, like UPS, to send containers of water, food, and vital supplies [READ MORE]

Care Will Continue After the Last Canteen Rolls Away

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:27
Middleburg, FL (September 19, 2017)— Vernon is 79 years old and a veteran who spent two years in Vietnam. His eyes are clear blue and his smile is wide. He is a widower who lives alone on Black Creek in a single-wide trailer on the lot he and his wife bought 40 years ago. A long dirt driveway leads to his house which is partly hidden by trees. Wide wooden stairs lead up to the house and lattice skirts the ten-foot gap between his home-on-stilts and [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Comes Full Circle for Port Aransas Resident

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:17
Port Aransas, Texas (September 18, 2017) - “My house is pretty much at a total loss,” said Hurricane Harvey survivor David Beane. Like many other Port Aransas residents, the storm tore off the roof of David’s home and caused severe water damage. “I’m actually in the water damage business,” said David, "so I’ve kept pretty busy taking care of everybody else.” [READ MORE]

South Sudan: South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017 - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000137-SSD
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: South Sudan

According to the State Ministry of Health, it is estimated that over 119 000 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 11 payams of Aweil North and Aweil West of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. More flooding also caused some deaths and injuries and has deeply affected the daily lives of over 650 households in eight villages of Bunj payam, Maban County, Upper Nile State. (WHO, 18 Sep 2017)

Date: 19 Sep 2017
Status: Alert

Mexico: Mexico: Earthquake - Sep 2017 - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000138-MEX
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Mexico

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and trapping an unknown number of people. Tuesday's epicenter was located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said. (VOA, 19 Sep 2017)

Date: 19 Sep 2017
Status: Alert

Piercing the Darkness: Shining a Light into the Community

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:22
Naples, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Clervania Lahens wasn’t expecting much for her birthday gift – perhaps some dark chocolate or a lovely bouquet of wildflowers.  She would have even settled for a few moments of peace and quiet, especially since she shares her home with her husband and two sets of twins ages 3 and 15, as well as her other children ages 5, 11, 17, and 20. Never in her wildest dreams would she have believed her birthday gift would [READ MORE]

Volunteer Discovered Passion to Serve Others at The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:01
Dallas, Texas (September 18, 2017) – Staci Forester watched the forecast and reality of Hurricane Harvey unfold from her home in Ohio, as the storm caused devastation along the Texas coastline. The impact and catastrophic effect on Texans struck home with Staci, as she grew up in Fort Worth and has many family and friends living in the Lone Star state. Staci is a nurse with a background in emergency medical services, and first [READ MORE]

Paychecks Running Out, Businesses Still Closed After Irma, Army Meeting Need

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:10
Sebring, FL. –In Highlands County, Florida, power is slowly being restored but for many it’s been five days in the sweltering heat with no air conditioning, no water and no ice. As if that wasn’t enough, many businesses have not reopened and hourly workers have no new income. Melissa Gage is one of those workers. “Out of power since Sunday, it just seems like it keeps getting hotter,” [READ MORE]

Chaplain Deployed To Texas Describes Recovery Efforts, Experience

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:57
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity...
a time to tear down and a time to build”
(Ecclesiastes 3) On Monday, Sept. 10, I began my first day of a two-week deployment in Victoria, Texas doing hurricane relief work with The Salvation Army. I'm serving here on the Emotional & Spiritual Care Team. And after only a week, I've seen something that [READ MORE]

Hot Meals Bring Hope and a Sense of Community Across Lee County

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:21
(Fort Myers, FL) - One week after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, The Salvation Army in Fort Myers continues to serve residents who are still without power. For many, hot meals served by The Salvation Army are the only meals they have had since before the storm. “It’s been a rocky road for us,” said Sharon Redman. “We’ve been trying to manage, but we’re doing the [READ MORE]

After Andrew ... After Irma ... Salvation Army Serves in Homestead, FL

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:50
Homestead, Fl - Janice McCray remembers the freight train sound hurricane Andrew made as her and the 13 members of her family huddled in a windowless restroom on the third floor of her apartment 25 years ago last month.  

“We opened the door to the restroom, walked out and looked up,” she said, “our roof was gone.”

Twenty-five years later, Janice once again huddled in a restroom [READ MORE]

Antigua and Barbuda: Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017 - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000136-ATG
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe (France), Montserrat, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands)

Tropical Storm Maria has been upgraded to a category 3 hurricane as of Monday 18 September.

TS Maria constitutes a potential threat to the area previously affected by Hurricane Irma. (ECHO, 17 Sep 2017)

Date: 18 Sep 2017
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Delivers!

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:26
It may not be pizza but it usually gets there in thirty minutes or less. It’s a Salvation Army officer delivering a meal to a Hurricane Irma survivor who can’t get out to the mobile feeding unit location. Sunday afternoon Captains Nakisha Carr and Natalie Jackson went door to door to reach residents of a Fernandina Beach, FL apartment complex who faced difficulty in reaching the site of The Salvation Army canteen set up in the parking lot a nearby [READ MORE]

We are Naples

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:10
Naples, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2017) – The pulsating buzz of activity rising from the parking lot of the Naples Coordinate is electric. This area, which serves as the staging area for The Army’s Collier County Hurricane Irma response team, is strategically covered with ten mobile feeding units, a field kitchen, three Polaris UTVs, pallets of supplies, and heavy duty equipment. Feverishly moving amongst the supplies and equipment, dedicated volunteers work to [READ MORE]

22 workers from 6 states in Sebring, Florida with 1 Goal...Bringing Hope

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:20
Sebring, FL – Hectic doesn’t begin to describe the last three weeks for The Salvation Army across the southern United States. Two major hurricanes in Harvey and Irma, and potentially a third in Maria. Canteen crews, staff, volunteers and equipment from all over the country have converged on Texas and Florida, and will for the forseeable future. That makes for some pretty interesting staffing situations. Like here in Sebring, Florida, officers, [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Harvey Update Houston, Saturday, Sept. 17

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:49
Houston, Texas (September 16, 2017) - Salvation Army workers from across the United States and Canada continue to serve in Houston supporting efforts in the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Twenty-one (21) mobile kitchens and response teams, with an average individual capacity to each serve 1,000 meals per day, continue to provide hot meals, snacks, and hydration to Hurricane Harvey survivors, in addition to clean-up kits and other supplies. [READ MORE]


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