Tampa, FL (October 2, 2017) – 25 JP Morgan Chase volunteers came out on Saturday afternoon to sort through 40 pallets of boxes of donations at The Salvation Army Florida Divisional Disaster Warehouse. The group separated items such as diapers, water, wipes, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, food and a variety of other items to easily be distributed to disaster victims throughout the state.
Team leader, Sue Prasad, was extremely excited to see the outpouring of employees who wanted to come and help. Prasad is hoping to schedule other volunteer opportunities for JP Morgan Chase employees to give back of their time on regular basis with The Salvation Army. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our employees to see what it takes to help during a disaster,” said Prasad.
While the generosity of people around the country has been genuine and heartfelt, collections of goods that come unsorted and of varied packaging creates a burden on the local teams to get the items where they are needed most. However, when groups like JP Morgan Chase step up to help and sort these items, that burden is made a little lighter.
Prasad was so proud to see the productivity their group had accomplished within the three-hour span of volunteering. Although the volunteers were drenched in sweat, they all expressed how they enjoyed their experience. Prasad can’t wait to come back with another group soon.
The Salvation Army is thankful to these types of partnerships in the community which makes a significant difference to the lives of the people touched by its services. The Salvation Army encourages other corporate groups to get involved in their communities.
As of October 1, The Salvation Army in Florida have given out 124,784 baby supply boxes, 9,393 cleaning supplies, 3,934 hygiene kits with the support of 2,962 volunteers giving 61,131 hours of service.
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.