The Salvation Army Responds to Oregon Wildfires – Update #7

The Salvation Army is providing meals and resources in counties across Oregon. In response to the Oregon Wildfires, The Salvation Army has served 21,898 meals for evacuees and firefighters as of Monday, September 21.

  • Served Meals: 21,898
  • Snacks: 13,969
  • Drinks: 16,229
  • Home Delivered Meals: 9,185
  • Food Boxes: 1,811
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care: 1,932

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Teams continue to provide meals and services in the following areas: 

  • Clackamas County 
    • On Tuesdays, The Salvation Army is providing lunch and dinner for community members in Estacada. 
       
  • Douglas County
    • Meal services are available for pick-up and delivery only. To sign up please call 503-313-3438. Clothing for evacuees is available at 2658 Stephen St. Roseburg, OR from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Friday.  
       
  • Deschutes County
    • Feeding evacuees three times a day currently sheltered at a local hotel. 
       
  • Jackson County Expo at 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502. 
    • Feeding evacuees three times a day. The Salvation Army HOPE House at 1065 Crews Rd. Medford, Oregon 97501 is being used as a shelter for over 40 evacuees. 
       
  • Lane County
    • Feeding 75 firefighters working on the front lines twice a day. 
       
  • Linn and Benton Counties at the Linn Benton Fairgrounds at 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR 97322.
    • Feeding evacuees three times a day. 
       
  • Lincoln County: 
    • Emergency food boxes are available in Newport at 140 NE 4th St, Newport, OR 97365 on Wednesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. They are also available in Lincoln City on Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Lincoln City Church of Christ 2160 NE Quay Pl, Lincoln City, OR 97367. 
       
  • Marion County at the Oregon State Fairgrounds at 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97303. 
    • Meals are being delivered to local hotels in Salem and Woodburn for evacuees. 
       
  • Multnomah County 
    • Providing over 1,000 meals to houseless Portlanders every Monday in North and SE Portland.  

DONATIONS
The best way to help evacuees is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster. 100% of your donation stays in Oregon to respond directly to the needs of those impacted by the Oregon Wildfires. There are a variety of ways the public can support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts:
 

ONLINE
salarmy.us/oregon-wildfires
 

PHONE
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief”
 

MAIL
Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
8495 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama Serving Those Affected by Hurricane Sally

MOBILE, Ala. (September 21, 2020) – The Salvation Army is prepping canteens for today’s feedings to serve those affected by Hurricane Sally. An Incident Management Team and eight mobile feeding units have been deployed from all over the state to provide food, hydration, and spiritual care for those impacted by Hurricane Sally in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Service is being provided in Mobile, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Foley. Each canteen can serve up to 1,500 meals per day and spiritual care is provided for many dealing with the emotional pain Sally has left behind. 

To date, The Salvation Army has provided the following throughout Coastal Alabama in response to Hurricane Sally:

Served meals – 14,277

Drinks – 6,926

Snacks – 10,464 

As natural disasters can increase mental stress, The Salvation Army’s Emotional & Spiritual Care HOPEline remains available.  Anyone needing a caring listener – whether because of natural disaster, COVID-19, or the stress of life in general – can call 844-458-HOPE (4673) for support.

The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish. 

Mail: Mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate ‘Hurricane Season 2020 Disaster Relief’ OR the specific name of disaster (i.e., Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Sally, etc.) on all checks. 

Online Donations: helpsalvationarmy.org 

Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY 

For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. To support The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org. For more information on how The Salvation Army is serving in Coastal Alabama, contact Captain Trey Jones at 251-438-1625.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Hope Is On The Way

Hope Is On The Way 

Salvation Army Disaster Services delivering 10,000 meals to communities in need. 

 

What              The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will be serving 10,000 meals to communities still reeling in the wake of Hurricane Sally. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will be preparing the meals. 

 

Who               The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. 

Why               With many communities still without power, families are struggling to put food on the table. The Salvation Army Disaster Services aims to provide food, hydration, and emotional care to underserved communities.

 

When             Sunday, September 20, 2020 

  • Lunch: 12 pm 
  • Dinner: 4 pm 

  

Where            Olive Baptist Church– 103 Winthrop Ave, Pensacola 32507 

                        *East Milton Elementary(lunch only)- 5156 Ward Basin Rd, Milton 

                        AMC– 161 East Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola 32507 

                        Brent Ball Park– Beverly Pkwy & West St, Pensacola 32505 

                        Point Church– 13801 Innerarity Point Rd, Pensacola 32507 

                        Equestrian Center– 7750 Mobile Hwy, Beulah 32526 

                        Seminole, AL– 32268 US Hwy 90, Seminole, AL 36574 

                        Century Industrial Pkwy– 6801 Industrial Century 32535 

                        *Emanual Baptist Church(dinner only)- 4187 Hwy 90, Pace, 32571 

Visuals          Disaster Services staff and volunteers serving from mobile kitchen units (canteens) to communities in need. 

Interviews and photo opportunities available upon request, contact Eric Anderson for details 

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Eric Anderson,  Public Information Officer

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services 

www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

Cel: (239) 398-1009

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Meals For Milton Brings Hope To Residents Impacted By Hurricane Sally

Pensacola, FL (September 19, 2020) – The Salvation Army has deployed more than 10 mobile kitchens (canteens) from all over the state to provide food, hydration, and spiritual care for those still reeling from the impact of Sally in Pensacola Florida. Each canteen can serve up to 1,500 meals per day and spiritual care is provided for many dealing with the emotional pain Sally has left behind. 

One of those canteens arrived at East Milton Elementary school where nearly 500 meals were served to the local community. “It’s a blessing to be able to have a hot meal and not have to eat bread and lunch meat,” says Cynthia Grant, a local resident. Most homes in East Milton are still without power and are concerned Hurricane Sally is not done leaving her mark. “A lot of water, and it’s rising a lot!” Milton is bordering the Black River that continues to rise and is expected to crest on Sunday. 

“We are working alongside local officials and with the Emergency Management Center to identify the areas that are most in need,” says Steve Vick, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in Pensacola. Within 24 hours of their arrival more than 4,200 meals and more than 4,500 waters have been provided to those in need. Bringing hope to communities like East Milton. 

“Thank you very very much. God is so good,” expresses Cynthia as she loads her vehicle with hot meals for her family of five. Clamshells were filled with Black beans, rice, and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate chip cookie. 

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will continue to serve up to 10,000 meals a day that are being prepared by Florida Southern Baptist at Hillcrest Baptist Church location in Pensacola, Florida. 

The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish. 

Mail: Mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate ‘Hurricane Season 2020 Disaster Relief’ OR the specific name of disaster (i.e., Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Sally, etc.) on all checks. 

Online: helpsalvationarmy.org 

Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY 

For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. 

About The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood. 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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The Salvation Army in Texas Prepared and Monitoring Tropical Storm Beta

Dallas, Texas (September 19, 2020) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster (EDS) teams in Texas are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Beta. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been issued for the Texas coast, including areas still recovering from Hurricane Laura.

The projected storm track calls for the slow-moving system to make its way along the Texas coastline, posing a major threat of rainfall and flooding in Southeast Texas. Alvin Migues, Emergency Services Director for The Salvation Army said, “We have been in touch with The Salvation Army units in coastal locations, from Harlingen to Beaumont, requesting that they continue to monitor the storm and any local threat. Many of these disaster response teams have only recently returned home from multiple weeks of relief work in the Golden Triangle area after Hurricane Laura.”

In addition to a fleet of more than 35 mobile kitchens assigned year-round to locations in Texas, The Salvation Army also operates a 52-foot Field Kitchen. This unit has the capacity to produce between 15,000-20,000 meals per day and recently staged in Beaumont ready to support Hurricane Laura response efforts.

“The Salvation Army has an extensive network of trained staff, volunteers and Officers who are prepared to respond to disasters in Texas, and across the nation,” said Migues. “Our personnel and resources have been tested this summer, with ongoing large-scale response efforts to Hurricanes Hanna, Laura and Sally. The Salvation Army will continue to focus on the provision of meals and hydration to both first responders and affected communities, as well as emotional and spiritual care. Our committed staff and volunteers stand ready to respond when and where we are needed.”

For the latest information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Salvation Army Canteens roll out to bring relief and support in Florida to areas affected by Hurricane Sally

(LUTZ, FL – September 18, 2020) — With floodwaters beginning to recede, ten Salvation Army mobile feeding units fully stocked and ready to serve have rolled out today in Pensacola and to other areas throughout the Panhandle.  

With power still out throughout the Pensacola area and the ability to locate food service or cook at home not possible, these mobile feeding units are a welcome sight for those in need.

In fact on Thursday night, Steve Vick, Pensacola Incident Commander, shared a story about how important our services are even when we don’t expect it.  When the canteens arrived at their hotel, there were people who needed to be fed and they were able to provide 50 meals to those at the hotel. 

While these mobile feeding units are equipped to cook hot meals on-site, COVID restrictions have limited that capability, but are still able to deliver shelf-stable meals and already prepared hot meals.

In fact, our partners, The Florida Baptists, who are utilizing a commercial kitchen located at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, were preparing a menu of black beans and rice with mixed vegetables for delivery today by those canteens for up to 10,000 meals a day. 

Major Ed Binnix, corps officer in Panama City is out the community again today feeding up to 500 meals and is also reaching out to several of the rural counties north of Panama City to evaluate any needs there. 

For the latest information on  The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Sally visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

To help The Salvation Army serve those who are being impacted by Hurricane Sally, visit: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Hurricane Laura Survivors Are Hoping In God & Never Giving Up

Lake Charles, LA (September 17, 2020)— Don’t give up. It’s a sentiment echoed throughout Lake Charles in these days and weeks after Hurricane Laura ravaged the area and turned lives upside down. Karen Collins, a resident of Lake Charles’ impoverished Goosport neighborhood, says it’s the message she hopes to convey to all of her neighbors. “My advice to everybody is not to give up. There’s a reason why we’re going through this, and I think people need to recognize that and just keep the strength,” Karen said. “It’s a test in everybody’s life, I think, to be strong and show God we’ve got to be strong and to believe Him,” she continued. 

Karen has been coming to The Salvation Army canteen at Peggy’s Superette for meals and says that she appreciates the Army being present time and again after disaster strikes. “Salvation Army has come through any time since I’ve been here in over 20 years. I would say from Rita to this storm, The Salvation Army always came through in this area and I appreciate it,” said Karen. “I believe it’s important that they come because it’s showing the community that there is a source out there that cares,” she added.

Alric Lane is a native of Lake Charles and a Salvation Army canteen worker who has been serving regularly at Peggy’s Superette. “Being out there, letting them know that hey, no matter what, there’s a hot meal right here for you and there’s a little conversation that I’m more than happy to share with you. And a little prayer if you need it,” said Alric. “A lot of them are just sleeping in their houses, hot—they can’t afford a generator. So, I try to make it fun. Let’s laugh, let’s get some good food to eat, and let’s go on with our day,” he continued. 

There was a time when Alric was, in his words, “in the dark side of the world.” But he turned his life around with help from The Salvation Army and has been able to maintain a sober and productive life. In this disaster relief service, he has been serving some of the people he knew in his previous life and sees it as an opportunity to spread the message of hope. “For people to see that this is living proof that there is hope and that God is not done with you yet,” said Alric. 

Karen and Alric agree that the main focus to keep going throughout this difficult time is to have hope in God and never give up. “I just want to tell everybody, just don’t give up. Don’t ever give up,” Karen said. “God doesn’t give up on us,” she added.

As natural disasters can increase mental stress, The Salvation Army’s Emotional & Spiritual Care HOPEline remains available. Anyone needing a caring listener – whether because of natural disaster, COVID-19, or the stress of life in general – can call 844-458-HOPE (4673) for support. HOPEline hours are 8 AM to 11 PM CDT, 7 days a week. 

The best way to support the disaster work of The Salvation Army is by making a financial donation at www.helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/LakeCharlesCorps, www.facebook.com/salarmyalm/ and www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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The Salvation Army Responds to Oregon Wildfires – Update #6

(September 17, 2020) As evacuation orders begin to lift, The Salvation Army continues to serve those impacted by the wildfires. In Clackamas County, evacuees have started to return home, and so The Salvation Army is transitioning from serving daily meals to providing long-term support for that area.

  • Meals Served: 16,415

  • Snacks: 7,599

  • Drinks: 10,245

  • Home Delivered Meals: 3,872

  • Food Boxes: 1,373

  • Lodging for Evacuees at Salvation Army Facilities: 279

The Salvation Army continues to provide meals and services in the following areas: 

  • Clackamas County at Clackamas Town Center at12000 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086. As RV and tent evacuees have started to return home, The Salvation Army is providing these families with services from our mobile resource vehicle twice a day.
     

  • Douglas County: Meal services are available for pick-up and delivery only. To sign up please call 503-313-3438. Clothing for evacuees is available at 2658 Stephen St. Roseburg, OR from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Friday. 
     

  • Deschutes County: Feeding evacuees three times a day currently sheltered at a local hotel.
     

  • Jackson County Expo at 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502. Feeding evacuees three times a day. The Salvation Army HOPE House at 1065 Crews Rd. Medford, Oregon 97501 is being used as a shelter for over 40 evacuees.
     

  • Lane County: Feeding 75 firefighters working on the front lines twice a day.
     

  • Linn and Benton Counties at the Linn Benton Fairgrounds at 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR 97322. Feeding evacuees three times a day.
     

  • Lincoln County: Emergency food boxes are available in Newport at 140 NE 4th St, Newport, OR 97365 on Wednesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. They are also available in Lincoln City on Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Lincoln City Church of Christ 2160 NE Quay Pl, Lincoln City, OR 97367.
     

  • Marion County at the Oregon State Fairgrounds at 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97303.Meals are being delivered to the Fairgrounds, as well as local hotels in Salem and Woodburn for evacuees.
     

  • Multnomah County: Providing over 1,000 meals to houseless Portlanders every Monday in North and SE Portland. 
     


VOLUNTEER

  • Marion County: To sign up email [email protected]

  • Lincoln County: To sign up email [email protected]

  • Douglas County: Volunteers are needed in Roseburg for assembling lunches and dinners for delivery. Volunteers are needed between 9/17 – 9/27. If you are able to help, please call 503-313-3438.

  • For additional areas please email [email protected]
     

DONATIONS
The best way to help evacuees is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster. 100% of your donation stays in Oregon to respond directly to the needs of those impacted by the Oregon Wildfires. There are a variety of ways the public can support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts:

ONLINE
cascade.salvationarmy.org

PHONE
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief”

MAIL
Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
8495 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley, OR 97086

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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SALVATION ARMY RELIEF EFFORTS BEGIN IN THE PANHANDLE IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE SALLY.

Lutz, FL (September 17, 2020) – As the sun rose Thursday morning the sounds of chainsaws filled the air and the work towards recovery had begun as the impact from Hurricane Sally was apparent as record levels of rain had fallen across the Panhandle leaving thousands without power, streets flooded and impassable and homes and businesses ruined from the water damage.

Captain Herb Frazier III. Pensacola corps officer,  reports that many of the roadways have trees down blocking movement including around the corps building which is preventing them from accessing their property and the canteen that is located there. Power remains down at the corps as well with no timeline as of yet on when it might be restored.

With power in question the possibility of moving the Incident Command Center to an alternative site is being considered.

Our partners,  the Florida Baptists,  are setting up their large feeding kitchen at the Hillscrest Baptist Church located at 800 E 9 Mile Road in Pensacola to provide hot meals and is planning to begin preparing 5,000 meals on Friday for delivery by Salvation Army mobile feeding units.

The nine canteens that were staged at Camp Keystone over night are now making their way across the Panhandle enroute to Pensacola, but major transportation routes including Interstate I-10 northeast  of Pensacola is closed at Crestview  which could mean finding alternative routes in to the affected area and delaying their arrival.

In Ft. Walton Beach, Lt. James Milner, corps officer,  reports that conditions seem to be more favorable as power is being restored across the area and that many of his employees were able to get into work this morning.

Major Ed Binnix the corps officer in Panama City indicated that flood waters had not receded but was able to dispatch two teams to provide 500 meals in two apartment complexes near-by that were just recently renovated from Hurricane Michael and once again have been damaged and flooded out.

For the latest information on The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Sally, visit:

www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

The help The Salvation Army serve those who are impacted by Hurricane Sally you can visit:

www.HelpSalvationArmy.org to make a donation.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall with Major Impact to the Florida Panhandle

LUTZ, FL – Hurricane Sally has made her presence known as she made landfall just west of Pensacola early Wednesday morning bringing torrential rain and wind to most of the Panhandle of Florida. Salvation Army personnel remain hunkered down as rainfall levels continue to rise to record levels.

In Pensacola, corps officer Captain Herb Frazier III has indicated that there is wide spread power outages across the area including at the corps building. Rain continues to fall at a steady rate keeping everyone inside. So far more than 24” of rain has fallen and extensive flooding is occurring. He hopes to be able to make a more extensive survey of the area once the rain stops later today, especially at the corps which will be the central location of The Salvation Army’s response.

Lt. James Milner, corps officer in Ft. Walton Beach, forty five miles east  of Pensacola is reporting similar issues with record rain levels being reported, power outages and trees being down. The corps building has received some significant rain damage through the roof and into the  building.

Over in Panama City, Major Ed Binnex , where the community is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Michael two years ago says this will just compound what had been done to recover from Michael. Major Binnex shared the above photo showing flooding in an apartment complex that was just reopened from necessary repairs after Hurricane Michael.

A fleet of mobile feeding units (canteens) with manned disaster relief teams are staging today at The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone located near Starke, Florida in order to begin making their way to Pensacola first thing Thursday morning to aid in the relief operation.

An Incident Command Center will be established at the corps building in Pensacola headed up by Steve Vick, a long time Salvation Army employee and former resident of Pace, Florida for over 20  years, which is just east of Pensacola.

For the latest information on The Salvation Army’s response visit:

www.disaster.salvationarmy.org

To help The Salvation Army serve those being impacted by Hurricane Sally visit:

www.HelpSalvationarmy.org

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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