Tampa, FL (October 28, 2018) — The Salvation Army continues to work with state and local emergency management throughout the Florida panhandle, ensuring service delivery continues addressing the needs of disaster survivors.
- The Salvation Army has established Incident Commands in Panama City, Apalachicola, and Tallahassee.
- The Salvation Army has committed 22 mobile feeding units in the Panama City area and 9 mobile feeding units in Apalachicola, Mexico Beach, and St. Joes Beach area. There are 11 mobile feeding units in the Tallahassee region.
- The Salvation Army continues to partner with Operation BBQ Relief (Panama City) and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to provide meals for distribution through mobile feeding units. Therapy Dogs International continues to support emotional and spiritual care efforts, and Midwest Food Bank has been and will continue to provide food boxes and hygiene kits for distribution.
- The Salvation Army continues to distribute supplies throughout the Panhandle including food boxes, hygiene kits and clean-up kits.
In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Florida has provided:
- 430,353 Meals
- 222,664 Drinks
- 267,974 Snacks
- 930 Clean-up Kits and Supplies
- 3,391 Food Boxes
- 3,462 Hygiene Kits
- 6,160 Cases of Water
- 29,183 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
- 35,269 hours of employee and volunteer service
– Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Florida as of October 27, 2018
To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Michael relief efforts:
- 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
- The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
- In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
- The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm.
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.