UPDATE 9/3: Salvation Army Volunteers Pack Clean-Up Kits As Hurricane Dorian Heads Up Florida Coast

LUTZ, FL (September 3, 2019) – Volunteers gathered at The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services warehouse in Tampa to pack clean-up kits for people impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The 5-gallon-buckets include trash bags, sponges, gloves, bleach, hand sanitizer, and more. Mops and brooms are also available for distribution with the kits.

As Tampa schools were closed in anticipation of the storm coming through the area, several Tampa-area teens decided to give back on their day off school.

“I volunteered because I feel like it’s important to give back, and I want to help people in the path of the hurricane,” says 15-year-old Emily Raines. “I feel like I’m privileged to have a good life and it’s easy to take what we have for granted.”

With the help of volunteers, The Salvation Army estimates more than 3,000 clean-up kits will be packed within just a few days. The destination of the kits remains unknown as needs arise in the Bahamas and are expected in several states across the U.S. east coast.

The Salvation Army has 30 mobile feeding units positioned across Florida with each mobile kitchen ready to serve 500-1,500 meals per day. Along with meals and clean-up kits, emotional and spiritual care would be provided to survivors and first responders.

The Salvation Army continues to work with state and local emergency management officials throughout Florida to determine needs and coordinate resources.

For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘Hurricane Dorian’ on all checks

                                                                                              

LUTZ, FL (August 31, 2019) – While the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian has shifted east, The Salvation Army continues to be watchful as several areas of the Florida Peninsula remain in the potential impact area.

More than 20 mobile feeding units, which can each serve 500 – 1,500 meals per day, are ready to deploy to affected communities as needed. Trained personnel are also available to provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders.

“As The Salvation Army has done since every major disaster since 1900, we stand at the ready to serve those impacted by this storm as well as those who may be facing their own personal storm,” says Major Roy Johnson, spokesperson for The Salvation Army of Florida.

The Salvation Army is equipped to mobilize incident management teams to serve impacted areas after the storm makes landfall. For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts, visit www.SalArmyEDS.org.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Designate ‘2019 Hurricane – Dorian’ on all checks

                                                                                         

LUTZ, FL (August 29, 2019) – After strengthening over the past few days, Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall along Florida’s East Coast as a Category 4 storm during the Labor Day weekend.

The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby. These resources include more than 30 mobile feeding units which can each serve 500 – 1,500 meals per day.

“Our disaster relief teams train throughout the year to ensure we’re prepared to serve when disaster strikes,” says Major Roy Johnson, spokesman for The Salvation Army of Florida. “We encourage everyone to heed the warnings of their local emergency management offices to make sure they are as prepared as possible before the storm arrives.

 

 

 

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