Rome, GA (February 7, 2020) — The Salvation Army of Georgia Emergency Disaster Services responded to a request by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Agency for 26 pallets of water as part of its efforts to address a health advisory issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in Summerville, Georgia.
A team from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services of Georgia coordinated the transport of the requested 26 pallets of water, including neonatal water, from a Salvation Army warehouse located in McDonough, GA. The water supplied by The Salvation Army of Georgia will be used in areas of critical need in Summerville such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.
According to Captain Jason Smith, The Salvation Army’s presiding officer in Rome, Georgia, “The Salvation Army has a great working relationship with GEMA,” adding confidently, “GEMA identifies The Salvation Army as a critical partner and we work closely with them to respond quickly in times of need.”
“Some people think The Salvation Army emergency disaster responses are only for hurricanes and floods,” says The Salvation Army of Georgia Emergency Disaster Director, Lanita Lloyd. “The reality is that The Salvation Army stands ready to serve when any kind of emergency strikes. And whenever and wherever we are needed, we will always be there for people in their time of need with aid, support, and comfort.”
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.