ALBANY, GA (October 15, 2018) – An wide array of Salvation Army personnel throughout south Georgia are responding in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. Currently, The Salvation Army of Georgia has mobile feeding units providing food and hydration and emotional and spiritual care. To date, The Salvation Army has served approximately 4,400 meals, 5,000 drinks and 3,700 snacks to first responders and those impacted by Hurricane Michael in south Georgia.
“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation,” says Captain Erik Henry, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team, “We currently have two response teams set up, one in Albany and another in Bainbridge that continually assess and redeploy resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”
Relief efforts extend throughout south Georgia. In the short-term aftermath of the storm, Salvation Army officers and staff will continue to focus on immediate needs providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals and families.
“Hurricane Michael was a powerful storm,” Says Major Charles Powell, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “We are here to minister in the name of Jesus to those who are hurting — to be there for them in their time of need.”
Salvation Army mobile feeding units are currently positioned in the following South Georgia areas:
- Decatur County
- 2092 Tallahassee Highway South, Bainbridge
- Walmart – 500 East Alice Street, Bainbridge
- Dougherty County
- East Albany (Putney, Dunes, Massey, Civic Center)
- Gordon Sports Complex – 800 Willie Pits Jr. Road, Albany
- Albany Fire Company No. 1 – 320 N. Jackson Street, Albany
- Early County
- Piggly Wiggly – 113 N. Main Street, Blakely
- Miller County
- 351 E. Pine Street, Colquitt
- Seminole County
- 3041 Town and Country Road, Donaldsonville
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: 1-800-725-2769 (1-800-SAL-ARMY)
Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate 2018 Hurricanes – Michael on your check
Donate Online: 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.