Salvation Army Committed to Providing Ongoing Relief for Tallahassee

October 26, 2018
Janeen Johnally | janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org | (954) 729-6384

Salvation Army Committed to Providing Ongoing Relief for Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL (October 26, 2018) -  After Hurricane Michael made landfall just two weeks ago, The Salvation Army rapidly deployed trained disaster relief personnel to serve affected families and first responders throughout Tallahassee, Panama City, Mexico Beach, and Georgia.

The category 4 storm destroyed multiple homes and businesses, tore down countless trees, and claimed innocent lives. Much of the infrastructure of power lines were also compromised beyond repair and must be rebuilt.

As affected families attempt to recover from Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army has been providing services to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders. As of October 25, The Salvation Army’s disaster relief team of Tallahassee has provided the following services throughout Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Calhoun, and Jackson counties:

  • 72,653 meals
  • 52,232 drinks
  • 6,443 snacks
  • Emotional & spiritual care for 6,443 individuals
  • 573 Comfort Kits
  • 134 Cleanup Kits
  • 960 Food Boxes
  • 300 Baby Supplies
  • 91 Cases of Water
  • 20 Blankets

The Salvation Army will also provide long-term services for these families, especially those who may need additional support this holiday season.

“The holidays are already a tough time for families. The families that were affected by this disaster, especially those that were already faced with food inadequacies and other insecurities, will take a lot longer to recover,” said Jessica Geib, Emergency Disaster Services State Liaison for The Salvation Army Florida Division.

Before the impact, during the chaos, and after the dust settles, The Salvation Army is committed to providing critical, social, and spiritual services for anyone in need.

To help support the disaster relief work of The Salvation Army, donations can be made at www.helpsalvationarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, by texting STORM to 51555, or by check (designated “2018 Hurricane Season - Michael”) mailed to PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301.

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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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