Salvation Army Serving Much-Needed Meals to Mexico Beach Community

Mexico Beach, FL (October 19, 2018) – Richard and Bella recently made their first mortgage payment on their dream beach house in Mexico Beach, Florida after moving from Brunswick, Georgia in August 2018.

Just one month after moving in, Hurricane Michael came through and completely destroyed their new home. Until they can rebuild, Richard and Bella are living in their minivan parked in their driveway.

“The Salvation Army is providing meals and water throughout this neighborhood each day,” says Lieutenant Katie Bernabe, Salvation Army Officer from Maryland deployed to serve the Mexico Beach community. “It’s been great to see them smile.”

“These people are a gift from God,” says Bella. “We have been blessed by their kindness and generosity.” While Richard and Bella, and their neighbors in need, work on rebuilding their homes, The Salvation Army will continue to be there serving meals and providing spiritual care.

To make a financial gift to help The Salvation Army continue serving men, women, and children impacted by Hurricane Michael:

  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301, Please designate ‘2018 Hurricane Season – Michael’ on all checks.
  • Donate online:
  • Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

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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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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