BAINBRIDGE, GA (October 28, 2018) — It is often in times of trouble that the true measure of a person is seen. When disaster strikes, it is a given that employees of relief agencies will respond. However, there are also vast numbers of volunteers ready to give their time, their sweat, and their money to aid alongside these agencies. This volunteer army behind The Salvation Army is what helps to keep thing moving.
Mary Dye is a long time Salvation Army disaster volunteer. She’s been through hours of training and has deployed for multiple disasters. Mary’s latest deployment was in southern Georgia for Hurricane Michael relief. Mary and other volunteers spent one of their day filling crates of groceries for distribution. “I think the morale has been so good,” Mary enthused. “Today I worked with people who have been volunteering in that warehouse for days. One of them is 83 years old, and nobody complained. We’re all just happy to help.”
How to Help:
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.
- 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 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.