Three Essential Items For Families With Babies

September 27, 2017
Captain Mechelle Henry | | (813) 892-4337

Three Essential Items For Families With Babies

(Ft. Myers, FL) – With the generous support of FEMA, The Salvation Army has been able to meet the needs of its smallest clients (0-24 months) with a baby supply box, including diapers, bottles, and baby wash.  Over 1,200 boxes have been distributed and many more are being assembled to go out on the four mobile canteens and five service centers located in Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, LaBelle, and Clewiston.  Service Center's are open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Bi-lingual staff will be available at two of the locations.

“Thanks to FEMA, donors, and all the wonderful volunteers, who worked to assemble the baby supply boxes, we were able to meet a critical need for mothers with babies in our community,” said Major Cheryl Gilliam, Area Commander of Ft. Myers.  “Today, over 1,300 meals were served out of four canteens in Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, and LaBelle.  We will also continue to provide financial assistance, food boxes, hygiene kits and cleaning supplies to families in need.”

To date, The Salvation Army in Ft. Myers has prepared and distributed:  101,068 hot meals, drinks and snacks; 139 hygiene kits; 378 cleaning supplies; and assisted 337 people with social service needs. 


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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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