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The Salvation Army of Georgia Activates as the Peach State Braces for Hurricane Dorian

Atlanta, GA (September 3, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Georgia activated feeding and hydration service to emergency disaster personnel and evacuees in coastal Georgia areas and around the state as Hurricane Dorian slowly churned northward just off the Florida coast. It is anticipated Hurricane Dorian will stay just off the Florida and Georgia coasts, but a small deviation inland could make a huge difference.

“The coastal areas of Georgia may be strongly impacted by Dorian’s intense winds and tidal surge,” says Lanita Lloyd, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “We continue to assess and evaluate the situation to ensure The Salvation Army are there for people in their time of need.”

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order for a mandatory evacuation for Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties and for a westerly traffic contraflow on Georgia I-16 to aid in the evacuation process. Many of these evacuees will need meals and drinks and the Salvation Army is ensuring they will be there for them to provide aid and comfort.

“The Salvation Army is currently supporting emergency disaster personnel, evacuees, and shelters across the state of Georgia with feeding and hydration services.” says Captain Jason Smith, Georgia Incident Commander. “In addition, every Salvation Army canteen in Georgia will be on alert and ready for deployment to help when and where needed.”

The Salvation Army has 18 canteens (mobile feeding units) positioned across Georgia, each capable of serving 500-1,500 meals per day and ready to deploy. The Salvation Army locations currently feeding emergency service personnel and evacuees and the anticipated number of people served include: Savannah – 2,000, Augusta – 1,200, Macon – 1,200, Columbus – 850, and Waycross – 250.

The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Dorian Incident Management Team, currently located in Atlanta, GA, is in constant communication with state and local officials to coordinate efforts and respond effectively as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.

How You Can Help

The best way to help survivors and relief workers in a disaster is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘2019 Hurricane – Dorian’ on all checks

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.

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Greenway provides ministry opportunities in Atlanta

Greenway provides ministry opportunities in Atlanta

By: David Ibata

Caleb Louden, a Salvation Army mission specialist, and two police officers struggled across jagged rocks and grasping underbrush in the early morning darkness of a deep ravine one day last December. Flashlights in hand, they glimpsed a figure in a sleeping bag in the space just beneath a highway bridge.

They made the man an offer: Leave the homeless encampment – about to be displaced by a regional trail project – and go to the shelter at the Red Shield Harbor Light Corps in Atlanta, Georgia, where trail organizers would pay $10 a day for 120 days to sponsor him. The man gratefully accepted.

Later, he told Louden what he’d been doing just before they found him.

“He told me he’d been homeless for many years and had been struggling spiritually, knowing that he wasn’t living the way God wanted him to live,” said Louden, of the Atlanta Temple Corps in Brookhaven, Georgia. “In the moments before we showed up, he finally said, ‘Alright God – I give up. I surrender. I want to be obedient to your will for my life.’

“He was praying with his eyes closed. When he opened them, there we were.”

The man was one of 10 individuals who agreed to move to the Red Shield shelter. There, they had a warm bed; food, clothing and medical care; and, if they wished, spiritual counseling, job training and help overcoming substance abuse. For two individuals – one had a stroke at the shelter, and another was near kidney failure – the move probably saved their lives.

Brookhaven, a city northeast of Atlanta, is building the first phase of a multi-use recreational path called the Peachtree Creek Greenway. The trail follows the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, which runs directly behind the Atlanta Temple Corps and Southern Territorial Headquarters.

The Army is letting Brookhaven create a trailhead and parking lot on part of its campus, as well as a 14-by-160-foot mural on a retaining wall it owns; the municipality has applied for a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to pay for the painting.

In the weeks leading up to the December groundbreaking ceremony for the project, city officials realized they had homeless people living under several bridges.

Brookhaven City Manager Christian Sigman, Project Executive Moe Trebuchon and Brookhaven Police Sergeant Jacob Kissel did not want to simply evict the campers. Seeking a more humane course of action, they contacted Captain Kenneth Argot, Atlanta Temple Corps officer.

The corps has been serving its homeless neighbors for about 10 years with Showers and Laundry Time with Devotions – SALT’D. Once a week, people are invited to come in for a hot shower, a change of clothes and a supply of food. They also can drop off laundry; the corps will wash their clothes and have them ready for pick-up the following week.

SALT’D has about 30 regulars, some walking eight miles to the corps.

Louden described three types of homeless people he’s encountered: those struggling with substance abuse, others in financial difficulty, and a few with severe mental health challenges. When crisis hits, a person without a good support network can easily become homeless, he said.

Kissel and Louden made several visits to the camps, handing out water and snacks and speaking with residents to win their trust. In the end, besides six persons assisted by Brookhaven for four months, The Salvation Army sponsored four more homeless individuals to move to Red Shield for two months.

Some have since gotten jobs and permanent places to live; others have found alternate living arrangements or assistance from agencies such as the VA. The former homeless encampments are empty as the trail nears completion.

“I think about Jesus saying the poor will always be among you,” Louden said. “People have it in their heads that in a major urban setting, you can push homeless people out and that ends the problem. I don’t think that’s realistic. There are lots of places people can live outdoors; and every day, someone new becomes homeless. We are here to meet each need in Jesus’ name.”

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Salvation Army in Palm Beach Continues Preparations with Aid of Local Partners

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (September 2, 2019) – As Hurricane Dorian progresses, The Salvation Army in Palm Beach County is poised to provide disaster relief services both locally and in surrounding communities as needs arise.

“We are honored to be working with several local churches, agencies, and organizations to make sure we can all do the most good for people in need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian,” says Major James Hall, Area Commander for The Salvation Army serving Palm Beach County. “We have disaster teams ready to serve both our community and our neighbors to the north.”

The Salvation Army has 30 mobile feeding units positioned across Florida with each mobile kitchen ready to serve 500-1,500 meals per day. Along with meals, cleanup kits and pastoral counseling would be provided to survivors and first responders.

The Salvation Army continues to work with state and local emergency management officials throughout Florida to determine needs and coordinate resources.

For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘Hurricane Dorian’ on all checks

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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 (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.

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Preparations Continue in the Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian Churns in Atlantic

Photo:  Captain Wanda Long prepares food for local emergency operations center

Charlotte, N.C. (September 2, 2019)–Preparations for disaster service are being made in the Carolinas as The Salvation Army closely monitors Hurricane DORIAN. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Coastal Counties in South Carolina, and some Salvation Army units have been requested to provide local support for first responders, emergency management officials, and residents who are in the path of the storm. In Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, Salvation Army liaisons have been dispatched to the state emergency operations center (EOC) to coordinate with other human services agencies and government partners.

The Salvation Army’s partnerships begin well before a disaster. Year-round, The Salvation Army coordinates with community partners and state and local government, planning how to work together to meet the immediate needs of survivors and ensure public safety.

“We are part of the solution,” said Mike Patterson, emergency disaster services director for The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “One organization cannot do it all, but serving together we can use our strengths to help people when disaster strikes.”

At the local EOC in Beaufort, South Carolina, Salvation Army Captain Wanda Long’s personal mission is to ensure the local emergency management personnel take time to eat. The meals The Salvation Army provides to the local EOC are served buffet style, but she realized early on that some officials could not take time to make a plate.

“They have so many things they need to do, and taking five minutes away to make a plate of food is not possible for many of them. I make a plate for them and bring it to them so they can continue their work,” said Captain Long. “It is a small thing, but if I can take a few minutes to serve them then I’ve been helpful. If they don’t eat, they are going to run out of steam!”

In the days ahead, The Salvation Army all over the Carolinas will remain ready to respond to the immediate needs of the community no matter what path the storm takes. We pray for the people in the Bahamas who were impacted by this devastating storm and for those who are still in DORIAN’s path.

The Salvation Army encourages all residents in both South Carolina and North Carolina to stay informed as their local officials provide guidance.  State emergency information is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org.

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.

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Kentucky And Tennessee Prepare For Support In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian

Louisville, Kentucky —Specialized equipment and trained personnel from across The Salvation Army’s Kentucky and Tennessee Division have been activated for deployment in response to the anticipated devastation from Hurricane Dorian, a storm of historic proportion.  

Representatives and equipment from both Kentucky and Tennessee have been activated for the initial wave of support, including:

  • A mobile feeding unit and personnel from Danville, Kentucky
  • A mobile feeding unit and personnel from Clarksville, Tennessee
  • A mobile feeding unit and personnel from Memphis, Tennessee
  • Personnel from Hardinsburg, Kentucky
  • Personnel from Jackson, Tennessee

Additional response equipment and personnel in both states have been placed on stand-by, along with others across the Southeastern United States, as we closely monitor Hurricane Dorian’s path.  

 “The Salvation Army has a long history of serving in disasters, from tornadoes and flooding to 9/11 and Katrina.  Our service footprint means we have resources nearby and can pull in additional help when needed.  We are where the need is, and while we can’t be sure of Dorian’s path, it is clear there is going to be need in her wake.” said Major Art Penhale, the Divisional Commander (leader) for the Kentucky/Tennessee Division of The Salvation Army.

Salvation Army personnel work closely with local, state, and federal officials to ensure resources and services are focused where needed most.   Those departing within the next couple days are part of a network of strategically placed equipment and trained responders allowing for effective and efficient response in times of disaster. 

Even as the canteens (mobile feeding units) and personnel are prepared to depart, their destination is uncertain.   “The situation is changing hour-by-hour.  The current projections call for hundreds of miles of coastal communities at-risk even if the eye doesn’t come ashore,” said Bo Sells, the Disaster Services Coordinator for Kentucky and Tennessee.    “We know we are deploying, but not sure if we are heading to Florida, Georgia, or the Carolinas.”

Financial donations are the best way to meet the evolving needs and to support relief efforts.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help the individuals and families affected by disaster to visit www.HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “Hurricane Dorian.”  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted.   
 

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.

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Salvation Army Texas EDS Teams Remain on Standby as Hurricane Dorian Approaches East Coast

Hurricane Dorian, now upgraded to a Category 5 Hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph, made catastrophic landfall in the Northwest Bahamas, Sunday. The massive storm is slowly moving west and is currently predicted to skirt the east coast of Florida in the coming days. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) units in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas continue to make preparations for a significant response effort.

An 11-person Incident Management Team (IMT) along with five mobile kitchens and five Rapid Response Units from Texas, initially scheduled to deploy to Florida on Monday, have been placed on standby for possible deployment later in the week. Once the track of Hurricane Dorian becomes clear, and crucially, if the storm makes landfall, a decision will be made on where and when deployment will take place. The Texas IMT will be one of the first teams outside of the affected area to be activated.

“We remain in a holding pattern right now and The Salvation Army disaster response teams and units in Texas will continue to prepare for deployment,” said Alvin Migues, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in Texas. “It’s something of a waiting game but if and when Hurricane Dorian makes landfall, the impact on local communities will be significant and we will be ready to help with food, hydration and emotional and spiritual support.”

The Salvation Army has approximately 76 mobile feeding units, each with the ability to serve between 500-1500 meals per day, on standby in locations spanning 10 southern states. In addition, five Incident Management Teams, that each will potentially oversee response operations in the most affected areas, are ready to serve. 

“Texas EDS units scheduled for deployment are from Plano, Bryan College Station, Austin, Lubbock, Granbury, Tyler, Freeport, San Antonio and two units from Waco. We are so grateful for the commitment and dedication of our staff and volunteers who have a passion to serve those in need, both in their own communities and beyond,” said Migues.  

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services and the developing situation regarding Hurricane Dorian response, visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

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.

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Salvation Army Remains Vigilant As Storm Shifts

LUTZ, FL (August 31, 2019) – While the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian has shifted east, The Salvation Army continues to be watchful as several areas of the Florida Peninsula remain in the potential impact area.

More than 20 mobile feeding units, which can each serve 500 – 1,500 meals per day, are ready to deploy to affected communities as needed. Trained personnel are also available to provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders.

“As The Salvation Army has done since every major disaster since 1900, we stand at the ready to serve those impacted by this storm as well as those who may be facing their own personal storm,” says Major Roy Johnson, spokesperson for The Salvation Army of Florida.

For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘Hurricane Dorian’ on all checks

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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 (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.

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The Salvation Army of Georgia Makes Ready for Dorian

ATLANTA, GA (August 31, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Georgia is planning its emergency disaster service efforts well in advance of a Hurricane Dorian landfall. As the latest tracking models predict a bend in the track of the second hurricane of the Atlantic season north towards the Peach State, Lieutenant Colonel William Mockabee marshaled The Salvation Army of Georgia leadership to review options to ensure resources and professionally trained Salvation Army emergency personnel are ready.

“Hurricane Dorian has the potential to be a powerful storm,” Says Lieutenant Colonel Mockabee, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “We are ready and poised to minister in the name of Jesus to those who may be impacted — to be there for them in their time of need.”

The Salvation Army of Georgia has 21 mobile feeding units (canteens) which can be stationed to quickly provide feeding, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care throughout any impacted areas.

A Salvation Army Incident Management Team (IMT) stands ready to go into action to organize and coordinate relief efforts should Dorian impact Georgia. Currently, The Salvation Army of Georgia is participating in Georgia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) conference calls and are working with the State Operations Center to collaborate with emergency response partners to ensure awareness of how to best provide Salvation Army resources across Georgia. In addition, local Salvation Army leadership is communicating with local emergency managers and community leaders to plan ahead and determine potential needs.

“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation,” says Lanita Lloyd, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army of Georgia, “Once we see exactly if and how Hurricane Dorian impacts our state, we will be able to deploy our resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘2019 Hurricane – Dorian’ on all checks

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.

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Salvation Army Carolinas Closely Monitoring Dorian Track

Photo Credit:  NOAA National Hurricane Center

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 31, 2019) –The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane DORIAN as it continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. The projected path of DORIAN has shifted northeast, increasing the potential impact on the Carolinas. 

 “We have alerted all Salvation Army locations to closely monitor the storm and to be ready for local response,” said Mike Patterson, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “At this point we are watching, waiting, and preparing for service. We pray that our preparations will not be necessary, but we are ready when called by our emergency management partners.”

In a disaster, The Salvation Army coordinates with community agencies and emergency management to strategically provide meals, drinks, and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 17 mobile feeding units ready for disaster response.

The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review personal safety plans, become familiar local evacuation zones in coastal counties, and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes. Information is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

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.

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Salvation Army Texas EDS Team Deploying to Florida Ahead of Anticipated Hurricane Dorian Response

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams across the south are actively preparing for the possibility of a significant response to Hurricane Dorian. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall over Labor Day weekend, with the eastern coastline of Florida directly in the projected track of the storm.

An 11-person Incident Management Team along with five mobile kitchens and five Rapid Response Units from Texas will be deploying on Monday, headed to Florida, led by Alvin Migues, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director for the Texas Division. Team members are specially trained in key areas of emergency disaster response and will potentially oversee and coordinate relief efforts in a designated area with a typical deployment lasting 14 days.

“One of the strengths of The Salvation Army emergency disaster response efforts is our ability to mobilize quickly and provide effective and timely assistance to affected areas,” said Migues. “Our primary responsibility is the delivery of meals, snacks and hydration to first responders and to the communities in the path of the storm. We also help facilitate cleanup efforts, provide emotional and spiritual support and remain to support long-term recovery programs that can span several months following a large-scale event.”

The Florida Division of The Salvation Army currently has more than 30 mobile kitchen units and crews prepared and on standby. Salvation Army EDS teams and response vehicles in neighboring states are poised to provide additional response once the impact of Hurricane Dorian becomes clear.

The Salvation Army provides a comprehensive disaster training curriculum that includes both online courses and training events led by full-time, professional EDS staff. Trained volunteers, employees and Salvation Army officers provide the manpower to support rapidly scalable response efforts.

“The Salvation Army will be there to feed, support and pray with those who find themselves in a time of crisis after the storm, all in the name of Jesus,” said Migues.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services and the developing situation regarding Hurricane Dorian response, visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

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.

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