As Waters Recede, Hope Remains

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:41
Brunswick, GA (September 15, 2017) – On Monday, a man, wife, and their four children watched from their front porch as the ocean swell rose up and flooded the wetland before them. They rushed out of their home, through the torrential rain as the water flooded their home, destroying their furniture and two cars, and shifting their historic home six feet off of the foundation. The family lost everything but their lives. This family sought and found help [READ MORE]

Salvation Army teams serve the ''least, last, lost'' in Migrant Community

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:49
(Immokalee, Fla.) Sept. 14, 2017 -  The Southwest Florida heat is oppressive, 95 degrees in the shade, coupled with the humidity, is enough to overwhelm even a seasoned farm worker.

Biany was doing everything she could to stay cool: She had a makeshift cardboard fan in her hand, trying her best to cool herself even as beads of sweat dripped from her forehead. She was one of the hundreds of people who waited in line for lunch from a Salvation Army mobile [READ MORE]

Viet Nam: Typhoon Doksuri - Sep 2017 - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000131-VNM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Thailand, Viet Nam

Typhoon ‘Doksuri’ with maximum sustained winds of 135 kph (wind gust up to 185 kph) made landfall in the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 in Viet Nam. The worst hit area were Ha Tinh and Quang Binh. At least 4 deaths were initially reported. In Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces, It was estimated that more than 100,000 homes sustained damages in the hours before and after the landfall. Power was cut in large areas as a preventive measure. (ASEAN, 16 Sep 2017)

The authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend – Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Hoa Binh. About 1.5 million were temporarily without electricity. About 1,200 houses were destroyed and 152,600 houses partially damaged. A total of 3,400 hectares of rice fields and 8,100 hectares of other crops were inundated. With stand-by forces, national and provincial governments were able to quickly assist storm and flood victims and to restore damaged infrastructure including powerline and communications systems. OCHA, 18 Sep 2017

Date: 15 Sep 2017
Status: Alert

"No Power Means No Food -Thank you for Coming to Florida"

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:17
Jacksonville, FL (September 14, 2017)—Power has been out in areas of northeast Florida since Hurricane Irma ripped through the state earlier in the week. Refrigerated food has gone bad and has to be thrown out; in outlying areas where water comes from wells, water is scarce. Immediately after the storm, two canteens from Jacksonville, Florida began serving people in communities impacted by the storm. This morning a caravan of mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) [READ MORE]

More Than Half a Million Meals Served in Texas Since Harvey Made Landfall

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:05
Dallas, Texas (September 14, 2017) – As Texas braced itself for Hurricane Harvey making landfall on the night of August 25, The Salvation Army’s statewide preparation for the anticipated massive response effort was well underway. Now 19 days after the storm made landfall, The Salvation Army has served more than 500,000 meals to first responders and survivors of the storm in Texas. At the peak of response, 96 Salvation [READ MORE]

Red Shield Services Provide Shelter from the Storm, Solace for the Soul

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:32
Atlanta, Georgia, (September 14, 2017) - On Monday, the winds blew, the rain roared, and one by one, people needing shelter from Tropical Storm Irma trickled into Atlanta’s Red Shield Services. The shelter, which provides transitional housing to homeless men, women, families, the elderly, and the disabled, had received a request from the City of Atlanta to house some of the overflow population from other Metro Atlanta shelters during Monday’s [READ MORE]

Partnership helps The Salvation Army deploy needed resources to Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:44
JACKSON, MS – When helping thousands in need following two major hurricanes, it is vital to have the support of community organizations and local businesses inside and outside the impacted area. "Even as large as The Salvation Army is with its many officers, staff and volunteers, no one organization can do the job alone," said Terry Lightheart, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for the Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division The [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army establishing feeding in Highlands County, Florida after Irma

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:15
Sebring, FL – With Hurricane Irma damage still obvious all across the area, The Salvation Army is working in Highlands County, Florida to meet the immediate needs of residents still without power days after the storm. Water, ice, and a hot meal are all priorities. “We do have some challenges right now, but we have three feeding trucks at our disposal and those will be out in the county beginning Wednesday,” said Major Ernest Hull, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army on the Move in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:54
ATLANTA, GA (September 14, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Georgia is on the move to confront the panorama of destruction across the Peach State after remnants of Irma swept through earlier Monday and Tuesday. As citizens across the state begin to return and rebuild, The Salvation Army’s Incident Management Team (IMT) moved their location from Atlanta to Savannah, and closer to the most heavily impacted areas in the state.  The [READ MORE]

Hurricane Irma | Florida Disaster Response Daily Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:12
Tampa,  Florida (September 14, 2017) In what is the largest response in the history of the Florida Division, The Salvation Army continues to respond in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. All Salvation Army units in Florida are actively involved in the statewide relief effort that includes the support of trained disaster workers and volunteers from around the United States and Canada. The Salvation Army of Florida has 56 [READ MORE]

Welcoming Those Returning Home with a Hot Meal and a Smile

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:54
(Marco Island, Fla.) Sept. 13, 2017 -  The tiny community of Marco Island looks like a ghost town. Homes are boarded, hurricane shutters are drawn, big trees uprooted from the earth and the palm trees that once danced in the wind have fallen onto the street.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Hurricane Irma made its landfall onto this 24-square mile island and then roared up the west coast.


Greater Houston Facebook Page Now Features Canteen Updates

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:27
Houston, Texas (September 13, 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-three (23) 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]

How a Lion Named Judah is Bringing Smiles to Survivors in Beaumont

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:51
Beaumont, Texas (September 13, 2017) - “He’s a scruffy fella.” That’s how Mona McKenzie described their mobile kitchen mascot. Mona, is a volunteer responding as part of The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas’ Golden Triangle. She came to Beaumont, Texas to serve from her home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota where she regularly volunteers with The Salvation Army. “We [READ MORE]

Refuge from the Storm in Augusta Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:40
Augusta, Georgia (September 12, 2017) – The threat of a category 5 hurricane is enough to unnerve anyone in its projected path of destruction. That’s why Regina Scott and her family made the decision to evacuate Brunswick, Georgia. It was on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. that Regina Scott, her son, daughter and 8 grandchildren had to quickly pack and make the trek from Brunswick to Augusta, Georgia. The plan was to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Field Kitchens: The Hub of Houston Feeding

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:33
Houston, Texas (Sept. 13, 2017) - The big gun in The Salvation Army's arsenal of mass feeding disaster response equipment is the 52-foot field kitchen, now stationed in a downtown Houston parking lot in response to the Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. A team of five staffs the kitchen operations, keeping it humming from dawn to dusk and cooking up to 8,000 meals daily. Karmen Gillingham, food services director for The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army of the Carolinas Sends Disaster Relief Teams to Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:07
Charleston, S.C. (September 13, 2017)—Ten mobile feeding units (canteens) from The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina are on the way to a Staging Area in north Florida to serve people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each canteen has a crew of food service workers and an emotional and spiritual care worker, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and first responders. More than 40 Salvation Army officers, staff, and [READ MORE]

Food Truck Gives Father of Two a Second Chance in Rockport, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:51
Rockport, TX (September 13, 2017) -  A fleet of more than 70 Salvation Army mobile feeding units, each with the capacity to serve up to 1,500 meals a day, are currently serving meals to thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. For one family in Rockport, a food truck, much like that of The Salvation Army’s, actually saved their life. Adolph Garcia and his two children were in their home as the eye of [READ MORE]

Volunteers and Canteens: Partners in Serving with The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:31
The blazing sun in the cloudless Houston sky brought no relief to the residents cleaning out their Hurricane Harvey ravaged homes.  But amidst the piles of dry wall, furniture and refrigerators along Seeker Street, a Williamson County (TX) Salvation Army mobile kitchen stood out like a beacon.   “We’ve been pushing out 1,000 meals over the last couple of days,” said Mike Marshall, a Salvation Army volunteer from Georgetown, [READ MORE]

Life-saving Salvation Army Cares for Body, Mind and Spirit in Wake of Hurricanes

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:37
More than half a million meals have now been served by The Salvation Army to people diisplaced or who have had their homes damaged by hurricanes 2017-09-13T10:37:28Z
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Salvation Army Housing Monitor Offers Hope Through the Storm

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:54
(Fort Myers, Fla.) September 12, 2017 – For Mar’Tavis Davidson, leaving families staying at Fort Myers’ Red Shield Lodge while Hurricane Irma ripped through the area was not an option. Davidson considers the men, women and children he works with each day like is own family. “I wanted to make sure they were OK,” said Davidson, Red Shield Lodge Housing Monitor. “I feel like the clients [READ MORE]


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