Naples, Florida – The Salvation Army, one of the largest providers of direct social services in Collier County, begins “Operation: Lasting Hope” – offering expanded comprehensive and holistic services for those most in need in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
With a presence in every zip code in the United States, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support those affected by Hurricane Irma. As overall Florida disaster services begin to focus on the recovery phase, The Salvation Army in Naples has launched a comprehensive long-term recovery plan that will include roving and fixed feeding operations throughout the entire county; increased community social workers that can identify and assist individuals, families and seniors in need; after-school and youth programming at The Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center; summer and residential camps; women’s ministries; spiritual care, and more.
As a part of “Operation: Lasting Hope”, our network of trained disaster staff and volunteers are now utilizing grass-root tactics such as door-to-door knocking in order to inform local residents we are in the area – providing food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors.
Lasting Hope is greater than any single operation. For The Salvation Army, giving help and hope are one and the same every single day. It is the dedication to a singular vision of fulfilling a mission and ministry of giving everything from a helping hand, to everlasting hope.
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.