Apalachicola, FL (October 31, 2018) – Hurricane Michael struck on October 10 and caused disruption to many in the Florida Panhandle, especially children. It has affected school schedules, home life (some no longer have a home) and even fun “holidays.” On this Halloween day, The Salvation Army command based out of Apalachicola decided to spread some fun with Halloween candy.
Besides providing hot meals from the mobile feeding units (canteens), Adeline Carlton and Colene Bowman made treat bags for the children. Roy Fisher and Jerri Salley handed out treat bags as well as fun stickers to the kids. Every child who received a treat bag was excited and the parents were especially grateful for the gesture of kindness.
On Wednesday morning, prior to the crews’ meeting, the Incident Management Team walked into the meeting to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. It was a fun moment for all. As the teams return to the base camp on Wednesday evening, they each receive their own treat bag with a cookie, a bit of candy and a nice little note of appreciation for serving with such great attitudes and spreading the love of Christ.
During times of disaster, sometimes providing a little touch of something special goes a long way toward the healing process and taking just a bit of stress away, even if for a few minutes with a bag of candy and some stickers.
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.