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Hurricane Irma: Florida begins response efforts in local communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:33
(Tampa, Fla) - The Salvation Army of Florida is responding to one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history as Hurricane Irma exited the state Monday morning. All 47 Salvation Army units – from Pensacola to south Florida – are assessing and serving residents in need. OVERVIEW OF SERVICE
The Salvation Army has 32 canteens (mobile kitchens) serving along with a fleet of equipment which includes [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Florida brings reinforcements to assist residents

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:41
(Tampa) Sept. 12, 2017 – Now that Hurricane Irma has passed Florida, The Salvation Army is deploying all 32 of its canteens (mobile kitchens) and equipment to help needy Floridians.

All 47 Salvation Army units – from Pensacola to south Florida – are assisting and providing meals to first responders and survivors every day.

The Salvation Army has prepared and distributed more than 265,000 meals and snacks [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving Hardest Hit Texas Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:41
Dallas, Texas (September 12, 2017) – With a presence in every zip code in the United States, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Our national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers have been deployed to locations throughout Texas, and now Florida, to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors. In [READ MORE]

Greater Houston IMT Focuses on Efficient Delivery of Support and Supplies

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:09
Houston, Texas (September 12, 2017) – The Salvation Army Incident Management Team (IMT) began its third week coordinating recovery efforts in Greater Houston. In the days ahead, warehouses will be stocked and distribution centers identified to allow for the efficient delivery of needed supplies and support to Greater Houston families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Workers from across the United States and Canada continue [READ MORE]

Creative, High-Tech Solutions to Meet Survivor Needs in Houston

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:14
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) The Salvation Army, a leader in emergency disaster response, is equipped with a high-tech tool that will provide Houstonians recovering from Hurricane Harvey with more efficient and effective access to assistance. “Hurricane survivors’ needs differ greatly depending on the storm damage and their personal resources,” said Major Kent Davis, Area Commander, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston.  “We are [READ MORE]

Georgia Responds Aggressively-Serves Compassionately Throughout Irma's Impact

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:23
ATLANTA, GA (September 12, 2017) – The people of Georgia hunkered down as a weaker, but still fierce, Irma cut a path of destruction through Georgia last night and into the early morning. In her wake, Irma left downed trees and power lines that left many without power and damage to homes and businesses. Before and during the storm, The Salvation Army was serving at 33 shelters across the state. Today is a day of continued service and assessment for [READ MORE]

"The food was great but the bottle of orange juice saved my life!"

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 22:02
Orange, Texas (September 11, 2017) - When is a bottle of juice, more than just a bottle of juice?  When it saves a life. Nancy Moore is a lifelong resident of Orange County, Texas.  “I plan to die here too, but not anytime soon.” Nancy said as she shared her story. When the rain started in Orange, the initial forecast wasn’t too dire; but as Harvey stalled out over Texas’ [READ MORE]

"The Cavalry is Coming:" Salvation Army Responds with Teams and Equipment

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:20
(Tampa) Sept. 11, 2017 -  With limited supplies and resources for assessing local needs, Salvation Army units from across Florida continued to feed and shelter residents even in the middle of Hurricane Irma’s plowing winds and rains.

“The Cavalry is coming,” said Lt. Col. Ken Luyk, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Florida. “We’re all in this fight together and you aren’t alone.”
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Selfless Service in Texas While Family Face Hurricane Irma in Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:44
Beaumont, Texas (September 11, 2017) - Bill Jackson and his wife Shelly make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee where Bill works for The Salvation Army. But right now, Bill is part of The Salvation Army’s relief team responding to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas and Shelly is hunkered down in West Palm Beach, Florida riding out Hurricane Irma. Bill drove a canteen (mobile feeding unit) from Knoxville, TN to Beaumont, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army in Mexico Responds to Dual Disasters

Salvation Army - International - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:29
The Salvation Army in Mexico is responding to disasters on two fronts - hurricane damage in the north and a huge earthquake in the south websa@salvationarmy.org 2017-09-11T12:29:55Z
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The Chief of the Staff Installs New Leaders in India Eastern Territory

Salvation Army - International - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 03:44
Commissioner Brian Peddle added to centenary celebrations in the India Eastern Territory when he visited Mizoram to install new territorial leaders websa@salvationarmy.org 2017-09-11T08:44:19Z
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Food and a Friendly Face in Port Lavaca, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:13
Port Lavaca, Texas (September 10, 2017) - On a normal summers day in Port Lavaca a cool breeze blows gently off the bay. It’s usually a welcome respite from the Texas heat and mugginess. But when that breeze is a hurricane-force wind brought by Hurricane Harvey, it is much less welcomed. In Port Lavaca, the wind and water decimated apartments, houses, trailers and businesses with a one-two punch. Two weeks after Harvey made landfall, [READ MORE]

Divine Intervention for Displaced Single Mother in Rockport, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 22:36
(ROCKPORT, TX - September 10, 2017) - In times of devastation, the suffering may lose hope that things will get better. As a church, The Salvation Army is devoted to reviving that hope and encouraging people to get back up again. 46-year old single mother of five, Anita Phillips, lost her home as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Anita and her three youngest children are currently sleeping in a hotel in San Antonio, over two and a half hours [READ MORE]

Hurricane Irma: Salvation Army Begins Service Delivery in Florida

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 19:05
Tampa, Florida (September 10, 2017) - The Salvation Army of Florida is preparing in anticipation of the largest disaster relief operations in its history as Hurricane Irma begins to move up the state’s west coast. All 47 Salvation Army units – from Pensacola to south Florida – are on standby and eager to assist residents in need. OVERVIEW OF SERVICE
The Salvation Army [READ MORE]

Calm in the Storm: Salvation Army Emotional and Spiritual Care Teams Prepare

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 16:51
(Tampa, Fla) Sept. 10, 2017 -A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and was completely calm.” – NIV, Mark 37-39. Tampa [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Staged for Deployment as Hurricane Irma Heads for Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:23
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (September 10, 2017) – The Salvation Army in Georgia is ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers as Hurricane Irma makes its way up the western Florida coast Sunday and Monday and impacts Georgia on Tuesday morning. Disaster units are staged and ready to serve, and additional resources outside Georgia are ready to mobilize and offer additional assistance as needed. A total of 18 mobile kitchens [READ MORE]

Help is Here in Houston

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:13
Houston, Texas (September 8, 2017) – Caroline and Victor Martinez had their hands full during the past year. Raising their own four children on one income, along with two nieces and one nephew, was a real struggle. Their home in Fort Bend was flooded following a 20-inch rainfall in May 2016. After the flood, Victor had a heart attack that Caroline attributes to the stress of losing everything in the flood and attempting to rebuild. The family of 10 has been living in a trailer [READ MORE]

Emotional & Spiritual Care Speaks to the Hearts of Houstonians

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:08
As Houstonians continue with the arduous task of putting their lives back together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army’s Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) givers are on the front lines offering prayer, comfort and hope. Majors Jamie Pennington, and Sujung Na are among dozens of Salvation Army officers serving on the ESC team in Houston.  They are dispatched to the hardest hit areas of the community where the streets are lined with piles of junk - – [READ MORE]

Sending Love and Supplies from Kansas to Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 22:05
Dawn Robins has lived in Houston for 23 years although she is originally from southern Indiana. She is a proud graduate of New Albany High School, class of 1989. When Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, she received several calls and messages from family and friends checking on her well-being. One such message was from a fellow New Albany class mate, Chief Tim Whitham, now with the Edwardsville Fire Department in Kansas. “Once Tim found out we were safe [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of the Carolinas - Ready to Serve

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:03
Charlotte, N.C. (September 9, 2017)–Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams are on standby throughout North and South Carolina, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers as Hurricane IRMA barrels its way toward Florida. Current computer models project IRMA making landfall in southwest Florida with a projected path into Georgia.  Counties along the South Carolina/Georgia border [READ MORE]

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