COLQUITT, GA (October 22, 2018) — The Salvation Army in southern Georgia has teamed up with FEMA at various Disaster Recovery Centers in the region. FEMA agents canvass the nearby neighborhoods to make sure every household with damage receives necessary information. These affected households can then visit the Recovery Centers to check on the status of their claims, turn in updated paperwork, or ask any questions they might have.
While at a FEMA center, they can also visit The Salvation Army canteen operating in the parking lot. Serving hot mails and distributing hygiene kits, cases of water, and boxes of non-perishable food, the canteens address pressing needs created by the storm.
When asked about the partnership, Captain Claudia Reseno said, “It helps the families and community so much to have one stop to access help for their house repairs and meet their immediate need for food.” Additionally, it allows The Salvation Army staff to better direct those in needs to the other agencies that can provide aid.
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.