Today, The Salvation Army continues its disaster relief efforts in Gulf Coast states affected by Hurricane Isaac. As of this morning, the national nonprofit organization had already provided 8,067 meals, 7,579 drinks, 6,264 snacks, 577 instances of emotional and spiritual care, 151 comfort kits and 1,483 hours of employee and volunteer service. The Salvation Army currently has 24 mobile feeding units; a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen, and approximately 60 personnel ready for deployment to hard-hit areas. All together, these units have a combined daily feeding capacity of more than 31,000 meals. Mobile kitchens and Salvation Army personnel have also been deployed to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, LA and Gulfport, MS. Further information about our disaster relief efforts may be found below.
- On Wednesday night, more than 175 men and women, bunked at The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Mobile, AL seeking refuge from rising waters.
- In Hattiesburg, MS, feeding crews continued their support of evacuees at the state-run Emergency Shelter where more than 150 men, women and children have sought refuge from the storm.
- The Salvation Army has two mobile feeding units providing food, water, and emotional and spiritual assistance to survivors in the Acreage and Loxahatchee communities of Palm Beach County, FL following massive flooding and widespread power outages.
- The Salvation Army is continuing to support first responders and survivors with hydration in downtown Tampa and surrounding areas.
The Salvation Army is one of the nation’s largest providers of disaster service and responds to hundreds of disasters across the country each year. Here is how donations help our overall disaster relief efforts:
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
- A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
Locally, our Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command staff and volunteers standby ready to respond as needed in the affected areas. For the latest updates on The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.