Tallahassee, FL – The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle three weeks following Hurricane Michael. Its relief operation includes the distribution of hot meals, water and snacks, and providing emotional and spiritual care for residents impacted by the storm. The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), food boxes, cleaning supplies and tarps.
The Salvation Army is providing an average of 20,000 meals a day in the service areas of Apalachicola, Panama City and Tallahassee, currently utilizing a fleet of canteens (mobile feeding units) at 43 locations. The Salvation Army has served 488,000+ meals to those in need across the Panhandle since October 11.
Panama City Incident Command (Bay, Washington and Holmes Counties)
Apalachicola Incident Command (Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, and Liberty Counties)
Tallahassee Incident Command (Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Jackson Counties)
Total Stats as of October 30, 2018
- Meals: 488,739
- Drinks: 247,927
- Snacks: 321,105
- Hygiene Kits: 4,856
- Food Boxes: 3,665
- Tarps: 1,245
- Clean-up Kits: 941
- 32,009 emotional and spiritual care contacts with hurricane survivors
The mobile feeding units provide meals starting between 10:30am and 11:30am and finish around 4:30pm (depending on location,) giving enough time to return to base and take advantage of daylight. For the latest in feeding locations, please go to salvationarmyflorida.org/response
How People Can Help
100-percent of designated gifts will be used in support of those affected by Hurricane Michael.
Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected to be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.
- 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
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.