The Salvation Army is committed to doing the most good with your donations throughout the expansive list of services we provide, including disaster relief. Thank you for your partnership.
Donate DIRECTLY to the Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund via their Secure Online Donation Form: Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund Now
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Serving Storm Refugees - Feeding First Responders
The Salvation Army continues to feed and shelter refugees of Hurricane Katrina. We will continue to work diligently while there is need to meet that need in whatever ways we can. We thank you for your partnership with us.
Financial contributions are greatly needed, and provide The Salvation Army with the funds to purchase what storm victims need. They also allow The Salvation Army to assess the unique needs of individuals and families, as well as put money back into the economy of those communities affected by the disaster.
To donate by phone, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.. To donate by mail, send checks, earmarked 'disaster relief,' to:
The Salvation Army
Hurricane Relief Fund
PO Box 630243
Baltimore, MD 21263-0243.
2. In - Kind Donations:
Due to the uncertainty of specific needs and a desire for The Salvation Army to meet as many of those needs as possible, we are not able to accept in kind donations at this time.
Please continue to donate clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture to your local Salvation Army in support of their ongoing programs in your community.
Corporations wishing to make in kind donations may contact 1-888-363-2769.
Please do not come to the sites directly to volunteer. You will be contacted as the need arises both in the directly affected states and in the surrounding states sheltering refugees. Thank you.
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Salvation Army Continues With One of Largest Relief Efforts in History
Monetary Donations Sought to Provide Food and Water to Hurricane Victims
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 3, 2005) – The Salvation Army continues to help bring aid and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Katrina, launching one of the largest emergency disaster services relief efforts in the organization’s 125-year history. Mobile kitchens and canteens serving in the Gulf Coast region are focused on providing the most precious commodities needed right now – food and water.
“The victims just want basic life sustenance. They’re in shock. Everything they’ve worked for all of their lives is gone,” said Major Dalton Cunningham, divisional commander for The Salvation Army in the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Division.
The region-wide gasoline shortage has created a crisis of its own. “Our canteens are providing much needed food and water to the victims, but we’re running out of gas and there simply is just no gas available south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi,” Cunningham said.
Relief efforts are extending throughout the entire southeastern United States. More than 150,000 Katrina refugees are receiving shelter, food and water at Salvation Army facilities from Texas to North Carolina. The mobile kitchens are capable of serving more than 500,000 meals per day.
“We ask that everyone everywhere pray for vision and wisdom for us to serve people the way God wants us to serve them, that the resources and people will be available, and that we can get into the affected areas to serve,” Cunningham said. “This is going to be the largest response to a disaster in our history.”
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit any Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club. Monetary donations are needed to meet the victims’ most immediate needs. A $100 donation will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies.
The Salvation Army is providing the following services throughout the region:
Feeding Addresses –
22398 Palmer Street
2460 Government Blvd.
Bayou La Batre Northfield Mall
13298 Wintzell Avenue
Bayou La Batre, AL
Prichard City Hall
216 Prichard Street
Satsuma City Hall
5668 2nd Street
3rd Police Precinct
St. Stephens Road
Dauphin Island City Hall
1011 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL
R.V. Taylor Public Housing
1517 Plaza Drive
Gulf Village Public Housing
105 S. Fareport Drive
New Orleans – Twenty-two mobile canteens are serving in locations throughout south Louisiana. As of Friday afternoon, rescue teams have evacuated the hundreds of people who took refuge at The Salvation Army Area Command who had been stranded in that facility since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday.
Lafayette, La. – Operating a small warehouse for supply collection and continuing with local feeding
Baton Rouge, La. – Operating a warehouse for supply collection and continuing with local feeding
Alexandria, La. – Continuing with local feeding
Mobile, Ala. – Providing eight mobile units with food and water
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Assisting with food for evacuees
Selma, Ala. – Assisting with food locally and for evacuees
Montgomery, Ala. – Continuing to feed at the local shelter
Huntsville, Ala. – Providing food boxes and cleanup kits to local residents
Florence, Ala. – Supplying victims with clothing
Dothan, Ala. – Supplying victims with clothing and blankets
Birmingham, Ala. – Doing localized feeding
Anniston, Ala. – Providing clothing for evacuees; military base has been offered as a possible warehousing location
Columbus, Miss. – Continuing with local feeding; a request has been made by the state to open a shelter in Clay County.
Gulf Coast, Miss. -- Fifteen canteens are serving near the coast, but additional canteens are needed inland. Small towns inland need food and water.
The state of Mississippi has decided to move the State EOC to the Imperial Palace Casino on the coast sometime this weekend. The Salvation Army in cooperation with the state is looking to open shelters for storm refugees who have nowhere to go.
Salvation Army facilities all along the Louisiana-Texas border are being utilized for shelter for those who are displaced from the storm. Canteen units that were not sent to the disaster site are now being mobilized in Texas to operate feeding sites at those shelters.
The Houston Astrodome has been designated as a shelter and The Salvation Army is working with local officials to assist with pastoral care. A call for Salvation Army officers to serve in this capacity is being made throughout the nation
Salvation Army offices are handling requests from victims needing assistance at locations in Atlanta and Lawrenceville. Other corps in the division are also prepared to handle requests from hurricane victims. Plans are being put into place to open Camp Grandview, the divisional camp, as a shelter location for displaced residents of the affected areas.
The Salvation Army
21 Camp Grandview Cr.
Jasper, GA 30143
Florida corps are gearing up to handle social services cases and a number of people have called various Salvation Army locations through out the state seeking assistance. Many of these people have been staying with relatives who live in Florida.
Camp Keystone, Florida’s divisional camp was to open Friday to serve as a shelter location. It can house 300 residents, and trained social workers will be on duty to work with families in developing long term plans for recovery.
The Salvation Army
6581 South East 9th Ave
Starke Fl 32091
Shelters are being opened to assist hurricane victims. In Memphis, The Salvation Army is working with three other major agencies in a collaborative community effort. The Salvation Army is providing food to those being sheltered.
Camp Paradise Valley, The Salvation Army residential camp facility, is scheduled to open as an additional location for hurricane victims.
The Salvation Army
Camp Paradise Valley
1910 Salvation Army Camp Rd.
Burkesville, KY 42768
Salvation Army units in southern Arkansas are seeing an influx of people who have left Louisiana and are seeking shelter in their local shelters.
HOW TO HELP:
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. With financial donations, The Salvation Army can purchase the necessary items that the disaster victims need at that time. It will also allow The Salvation Army to assess the unique needs of both individuals and families.
Donations can be made:
* By calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY
* By going online to www.salvationarmyusa.org
* By visiting Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club stores
* By mailing a check to the local Salvation Army, earmarked for Disaster Relief
* By mailing a check to:
The Salvation Army “Disaster Relief”
Hurricane Relief Fund
PO Box 630243
Baltimore, MD 21263-0243
Due to the fact there are no facilities to store goods and the response is now a Federal Homeland Security event, individually donated goods would not be able to enter the disaster site without proper authorization from the government. Please do not endorse such drives in your community at this time. The Salvation Army is currently not seeking In Kind donations from the general public.
Large donations in bulk that can be transported from corporations and businesses are needed. Companies can call 1-888-363-2769.
Those interested in volunteering can register on the volunteer database by going to www.salvationarmyusa.org and then click under the “Volunteer Here” line to fill out a registration form.
SEARCH FOR RELATIVES
If people are looking for relatives who were affected by the disaster, they can go to www.salvationarmyusa.org and click under “Loved Ones.” It will connect you to The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN).
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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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