The Salvation Army Continues Relief in Rural Georgia

LEARY, GA (October 25, 2018) — Recovery efforts continue in Baker County, Georgia, an area hit heavily by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army has supplied meals, hot dogs, buns, drinks, and assorted snacks for distribution. In pockets of the county, farmers and people in remote locations still had not had access to outside aid. A group of community members are doing what they can to change that. “It’s a small community. We all pull together. We’re doing what we can to get food to the people who cannot get out, whatever the reason,” said Angel Davis. Another volunteer, Carolyn Conrad, spoke about her gratitude toward the linemen, community workers and volunteers she has met from around the country. “I know we would all like to personally thank every single person who has traveled here, but we just can’t.”  

In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:

  • 55,890 Meals
  • 34,719 Drinks
  • 28,967 Snacks
  • 634 Clean-up Kits and Supplies
  • 3,172 Food Boxes
  • 1,075 Hygiene Kits
  • 1,144 Cases of Water
  • 3,729 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
  • 15,437 hours of employee and volunteer service 

– Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of October 24, 2018

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
    • 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.

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