ALBANY, GA (October 22, 2018) — The Salvation Army in southern Georgia has begun to transition from meeting immediate needs to long term recovery. As of October 21, feeding operations and mobile canteens have been suspended, and The Salvation Army will now distribute food boxes, water, cleaning supplies, and other in-kind goods. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, will continue to coordinate Salvation Army disaster relief efforts across the southern part of the Peach State.
In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:
- 48,462 Meals
- 29,854 Drinks
- 23,767 Snacks
- 156 Clean-up Kits and Supplies
- 952 Food Boxes
- 472 Hygiene Kits
- 291 Cases of Water
- 3,219 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
- 6,247 hours of employee and volunteer service
– Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of September 21, 2018
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.