The Salvation Army Teams Meet Immediate Needs in South Georgia

October 15, 2018
Donald Felice | donald.felice@uss.salvationarmy.org | (404) 550-3716

The Salvation Army Teams Meet Immediate Needs in South Georgia

ALBANY, GA (October 15, 2018) – An wide array of Salvation Army personnel throughout south Georgia are responding in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. Currently, The Salvation Army of Georgia has mobile feeding units providing food and hydration and emotional and spiritual care. To date, The Salvation Army has served approximately 4,400 meals, 5,000 drinks and 3,700 snacks to first responders and those impacted by Hurricane Michael in south Georgia.

“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation,” says Captain Erik Henry, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team, “We currently have two response teams set up, one in Albany and another in Bainbridge that continually assess and redeploy resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”

Relief efforts extend throughout south Georgia. In the short-term aftermath of the storm, Salvation Army officers and staff will continue to focus on immediate needs providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals and families.

“Hurricane Michael was a powerful storm,” Says Major Charles Powell, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “We are here to minister in the name of Jesus to those who are hurting — to be there for them in their time of need.”

Salvation Army mobile feeding units are currently positioned in the following South Georgia areas:

  • Decatur County
    • 2092 Tallahassee Highway South, Bainbridge
    • Walmart – 500 East Alice Street, Bainbridge
  • Dougherty County
    • East Albany (Putney, Dunes, Massey, Civic Center)
    • Gordon Sports Complex – 800 Willie Pits Jr. Road, Albany
    • Albany Fire Company No. 1 – 320 N. Jackson Street, Albany
  • Early County
    • Piggly Wiggly – 113 N. Main Street, Blakely
  • Miller County
    • 351 E. Pine Street, Colquitt
  • Seminole County
    • 3041 Town and Country Road, Donaldsonville

How to Help

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

Donate By Phone:  1-800-725-2769  (1-800-SAL-ARMY)
Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
                              Please designate 2018 Hurricanes – Michael on your check
Donate Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
Donate By Text:
Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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