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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Readies as Michael Slams Florida Panhandle

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:28
ATLANTA, GA (October 10, 2018) – Michael is an intense category 4 hurricane — the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Florida panhandle. After slamming ashore, Michael is expected to continue northeast as a category 2 hurricane, raging through Southern Georgia across Bainbridge, Thomasville and Savannah with weather unlike anything they have seen before. Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) and other resources from across the [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Mobilizes Personnel As Florida Braces for Hurricane Michael

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:04
TAMPA, FL (October 10, 2018) – As conditions continue to deteriorate across the Florida Panhandle in what is now being called an unprecedented event, The Salvation Army is ready to meet the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Michael.   Operators with SATERN, The Salvation Army’s amateur radio network, are planning to deploy to Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee and Tampa to keep communication lines open through [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Teams Return from Carolinas & Prepare for Hurricane Michael

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:40
Jackson, MS— With Hurricane Michael churning in the Gulf Coast and expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle today as a major Category 4 hurricane, Salvation Army emergency response teams throughout the southeastern United States are readying to respond. The last of The Salvation Army’s Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division teams headed home yesterday from Hurricane Florence service in the Carolinas—just in time to prepare [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares for Hurricane Michael

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 08:54
LUTZ, FL (October 9, 2018) – After strengthening over the weekend, Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby, including mobile feeding kitchens, trained personnel, and supplies. The Salvation Army has established a command center in Tampa and is prepared to mobilize [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Hosts Congressmen Scalise and Rouzer at Hurricane Relief Center

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:06
Photo: Major Mark Craddock (center) tours Congressman Steve Scalise (on right) and Congressman David Rouzer (on left) through The Salvation Army's disaster distribution center in Wilmington, NC.  Opened in partnership with local government officials from New Hanover County, the center is providing assistance to survivors of Hurricane Florence. Wilmington, NC (October 4, 2018)  House Majority [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Active Shooter Incident in Florence, SC

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:47
Florence, S.C. (October 4, 2018) – On Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2018, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster personnel in Florence, South Carolina deployed a mobile feeding unit and team to provide neighborhood residents, law enforcement and other first responders food, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care following an active shooter incident in a residential area. One law enforcement officer was killed and six others were wounded.


Tragedy In The Midst of Disaster

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:07
Conway, SC -- Crisis serves to focus your attention – this is true for those in the midst of the crisis and those surrounded by it, responding to it.  During these times, it is easy to forget much of the world continues to move forward. When waist-deep in crisis – in the case of the flooding after Hurricane Florence this is both figurative and literal – you can become laser focused on a goal.  That focus might be finding [READ MORE]