LUTZ, FL (October 9, 2018) – After strengthening over the weekend, Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby, including mobile feeding kitchens, trained personnel, and supplies.
The Salvation Army has established a command center in Tampa and is prepared to mobilize incident management teams to the Florida Panhandle to serve impacted areas after the storm makes landfall.
“Many of our teams from across Florida have spent the past few weeks serving people impacted by Hurricane Florence, and they are now faced with preparing their families and homes for Hurricane Michael,” says Steven Hartsook, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army. “We encourage everyone to heed the warnings of their local emergency management offices to make sure they are as prepared as possible for the storm.”
The Salvation Army prepares all year long to serve when and where needed. To support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Michael relief efforts, visit www.HelpSalvationArmy.org.
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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.