HONOLULU (Nov. 28, 2022) – With the eruption of Mauna Loa starting overnight, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced they are on standby to provide food for evacuation shelters should Hawaii County require evacuations.
“The Salvation Army has an established presence on Hawaii Island and we are ready to respond with food services in our island communities as needs arise,” said Victor Leonardi, Divisional Director of Emergency Services & Safety for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “During emergencies, the best way to help those in need is to provide monetary donations which allows the delivery of the exact relief supplies a community needs. Plus, The Salvation Army uses one-hundred percent of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.”
The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during EDS events and is a member of the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).
Monetary donations may be made online at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org. Listings of current volunteer opportunities also may be found at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org.