ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 20, 2018) — Atlanta Georgia’s CBS46 television station and iHeartRadio partnered with The Salvation Army of Metro-Atlanta for a disaster relief campaign called “Atlanta Drop of Hope” to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Yesterday, CBS46 and iHeartRadio delivered two truckloads of donated goods from the generous people of Metro-Atlanta to The Salvation Army Corps in Albany, GA. These goods will be distributed to those impacted by Hurricane Michael throughout Southeast Georgia.
“We are very grateful to the people of Metro-Atlanta and to CBS46 and iHeartRadio for their generous donations and partnership,” says Lieutenant Rebecca Sullivan, The Salvation Army Corps officer for Albany, GA. “These donations will go far to help the people of South Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael.”
The Salvation Army of Georgia continues feeding, hydration and emotional and spiritual care service to those impacted by Hurricane Michael across South Georgia. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, coordinate Salvation Army disaster relief efforts across the southern part of the Peach State.
In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:
- 33,501 Meals
- 22,555 Drinks
- 15,977 Snacks
- 20 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)
- 2,098 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
- 5,232 hours of employee and volunteer service
- Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of September 19, 2018
Current Service Locations
- Walmart – 500 East Alice Street, Bainbridge
- Water Street Apartments – 1201 Water Street, Bainbridge
- Bainbridge Church of God – 205 Independent Street, Bainbridge
- Selma Place – 509 Gordon Avenue, Bainbridge
- 110 North Main Street, Attapulgus
- Albany Fire Company No. 1 – 320 N. Jackson Street, Albany
- Camilla – 9 W. Oakland Avenue, Albany
- Civic Center - 100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany
- Holloway Carver Gym – 1008 S. Kinley, Albany
- Samaritan’s Purse – 925 Pine Avenue, Albany
- Tullulah Massey Branch Library – 2004 Stratford Drive, Albany
- Lincoln Elementary – 518 W. Society Avenue, Albany
- 735 S Church Street, Blakely
- 401 E. Crawford Street, Colquitt
- Spring Creek Baptist Church - 26535 Georgia Hwy. 253, Donalsonville
- Intersection of U.S. 313 and Rebecca Street
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-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA
- Please designate ‘2018 Hurricanes – Michael’ on all checks
- Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
- Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
- The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
- In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm.
About The Salvation Army
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 (HumanNeedsIndex.org). 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.