As The Salvation Army throughout the USA continues to provide ongoing assistance during the pandemic, three south-eastern Divisions within the USA Southern Territory prepare personnel and resources in prepartion for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias.
Florida Division: Lindsay Crossland-Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
“Experience has taught us that when it comes to hurricanes, we need to prepare for the worst but hope for the best. As such, we are preparing to respond to the needs of our community on a moments’ notice,” says Captain Jeff Marquis, Corps Officer serving the Treasure Coast of Florida.
“Our mobile feeding unit is prepped and stocked, our volunteers are making preparations to be available to serve, and our staff are coordinating with local officials to ensure sufficient coverage. While our prayers are for minimal impact, we stand ready to serve should the need arise.”
Captain Jeff Marquis: Corps Officer, Martin County
“The people of Miam-Dade County can rest assured that in the wake of a storm The Salvation Army will be there to serve,” says Major Roy Williams, Miami Area Commander. “Our mobile feeding units are stocked and ready to serve once the storm passes. Our personnel and volunteers are prepared to aid in response to any disaster.”
Major Roy Williams:Area Commander Miami, Florida
Georgia Division: Donald Felice-Director of Communications donald,email@example.com
The Salvation Army of Georgia’s emergency disaster service stands ready and prepared in advance of a possible impact by Hurricane Isaias along the Georgia coastline. The Salvation Army of Georgia has ready 25 mobile feeding units (canteens) which can be stationed to quickly provide feeding, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care throughout any impacted areas, including five new rapid-response units recently added to the fleet. The Salvation Army of Georgia also has bottled water, clean up kits, and 10,000 meals in their disaster services warehouse, located in McDonough, Georgia ready to be distributed at a moment’s notice. As multiple factors currently limit anticipating a clear and predictable track for a possible impact of Hurricane Isaias’ on Georgia, The Salvation Army will continue to assess and evaluate the situation to determine any anticipated impact, and will appropriately deploy resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.
North & South Carolina Division: Shelley Henderson-Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane ISAIAS as it continues to make its way toward the United States. The future track is yet uncertain, but all 49 Salvation Army commands in the Carolinas are prepared for response if the storm impacts the Carolinas.
“The Salvation Army is one army with one mission—to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination,” said Major Gene Hogg, general secretary of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “We are watching the storm carefully and praying mightily as we prepare to stand strong for the communities in the path of this storm.”
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.