Salvation Army Coordinates feeding efforts in New York City and Deploys Mobile Units to Areas of Greatest Need
What: The Salvation Army is actively responding to and serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and feeding people at shelters in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. New York City Officials appointed The Salvation Army as lead agency to coordinate feeding at City Shelters. Mobile canteen units are deploying to the areas in greatest need as damage is assessed. Crews are providing food, hydration, clean-up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care.
Who: The Salvation Army, Hurricane Sandy
When: Indefinitely as of the week of October 27, 2012
Where: All areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut
Why: Hurricane Sandy barreled up the East Coast, leaving mass destruction and nearly 8 million without power in its wake. The Salvation Army has provided services to those affected by disasters for over a century and is always ready to respond to those in need.
To Donate: Online: Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Text-to-Give: Text the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”
Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate "2012 Hurricane Season" on all checks.
At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief; however, these items are important to supporting The Salvation Army efforts in our local area. Please consider giving these items to The Salvation Army Family Stores by dropping them off at the following Salem Area donation sites: North Salem Fred Meyer at 2855 Broadway North East, East Salem Fred Meyer at 3740 Market Street NE Salvation Army Family Store or by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).
Contact: Media Relations
The Salvation Army
Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center