ATLANTA, GA (July 31, 2020) – 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. Multiple factors currently limit anticipating a clear and predictable track for Hurricane Isaias, but the latest models refelct an eastern bend in the track as it makes its way north through Florida towards the Peach State and skirting Georgia as it makes its way up along the eastern U.S. coast.
The Salvation Army Georgia Divisional Commander, Lieutenant Colonel William Mockabee, directed The Salvation Army of Georgia leadership to review options to ensure resources and professionally trained Salvation Army emergency personnel are ready.
“It is always best to be prepared for any potential disaster,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mockabee. “We stand 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 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 ready to be distributed at a moments notice in their disaster services warehouse, located in McDonough, Georgia.
The Salvation Army of Georgia is prepared in their disaster response efforts to maintain the safety of their workers, volunteers and those they serve by adapting proceedures and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including use of masks, hand sanitizer and the practice of social distancing.
“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 Isaias impacts our state, we will be able to deploy our resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”
For the latest information on The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Isaias, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmy.org. To make a donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Isaias, go to www.helpsalvationarmy.org.
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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.