Updated 10/16: Responding to Hurricane Michael
Updated Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.:
Salvation Army disaster response teams throughout the southeastern U.S. are providing food, water, emotional support, and other critical services for survivors and relief workers in Georgia and the Florida Panhandle following the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael.
In both states, staff and volunteers aboard 61 mobile kitchens are providing meals and drinks for thousands of people at more than 40 feeding sites. To date, The Salvation Army has spent more than 14,000 hours providing 84,000 meals, 71,000 drinks, and hundreds of hygiene and cleanup kits. In addition, emotional and spiritual care has been extended to nearly 5,500 survivors and relief workers.
For the most current information check out our Emergency Disaster Services website.
The Salvation Army Northern Division has a stable of trained, credentialed disaster volunteers who are ready to serve Hurricane Michael survivors and relief workers. About 20 of these volunteers have confirmed that they are ready to travel to Florida or Georgia at a moment’s notice if called to do so by Salvation Army officials in the southeastern U.S.
Last year, The Salvation Army Northern Division deployed a total of 25 qualified disaster volunteers to support relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.
How you can help
- Give online at helpsalvationarmy.org
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
Why cash donations are critical
The following video from The Salvation Army explains why monetary donations are the most effective way to support disaster survivors and their communities.
Lt. Matthew Beatty is an experienced Salvation Army disaster worker who served in the aftermath of two cataclysmic storms: Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico...
Twin Cities Salvation Army disaster volunteer Eric Caple of Oakdale will deploy to South Carolina on Sept. 27 to spend 10 days serving as Operations Chief for The Salvation Army’s hurricane recovery efforts in Georgetown and surrounding communities.