Mexico (October 26, 2016) – Hurricane Patricia continues to cause major flooding in Mexico, especially in the regions of Puerto Vallarta, Michoacán and Guadalajara. After coordinating with local governments and the civil defense, The Salvation Army deployed resources Sunday morning.
Several locations have been set up to support food donations and distribution in the areas most difficult to reach or even completely inaccessible. A canteen (mobile feeding unit) is in route from Mexico City to provide meals and food distribution and a team of volunteers and officers, under the supervision of Captain Miguel Rodrigues, are anxious to arrive and begin preparing meals and hot drinks as well as providing emotional and spiritual care to those in need.
The Salvation Army will continue to coordinate with the civil defense and local authorities as ongoing needs are assessed.
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