The Salvation Army ready to respond to Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester

August 31, 2016
David Sayre | david@sayrepr.com

HONOLULU (Aug. 31, 2016) – With Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester both continuing their approach towards the Hawaiian Islands, The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced that they are prepared to respond with community assistance as needed. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during events and works closely with the Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) chapter.

“The Salvation Army has an established presence on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii, and we are ready to respond in our island communities as needs arise with the two approaching Hurricanes,” said Major Mark Gilden, Divisional Secretary for Business and Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division and Chair of the Hawaii VOAD Chapter. “During emergencies, the best way the public can help 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.”

Online donations may be made at hawaii.salvationarmy.org/hawaii/eds or by calling The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Divisional Headquarters at 808-988-2136.

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