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 Area:
- 28 Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have been deployed to serve in Panama City and the surrounding areas.
- The Salvation Army’s Panama City Incident Command has been established at 1824 W 15th St., Panama City, 32401.
- In partnership with The Salvation Army, Operation BBQ Relief is serving meals at 7160 US 98, Panama City Beach, 32407, and providing meals for distribution through mobile feeding kitchens.
- Up to 10,000 meals are being prepared today for distribution, and up to 15,000 meals are planned for tomorrow. These are expected to increase as additional resources arrive on-site and more areas of need are identified.
- The Salvation Army is deploying a Personnel Support Unit (bunkhouse) as well as a shower trailer to support staff and volunteers that are beginning service delivery.
- 11 Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have been deployed to serve in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
- The Salvation Army’s Tallahassee Incident Command has been established at 2410 Allen Road, Tallahassee, 32312.
- In partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, up to 7,000 meals are being prepared today for distribution. These are expected to increase as additional resources arrive on-site and more areas of need are identified.
- Personnel will be deploying with mobile feeding units to provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and responders.
To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Michael relief efforts:
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA
- Please designate ‘2018 Hurricanes – Michael’ on all checks
- Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
- Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
- The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
- In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
- The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.