Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

November 16, 2018
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

Tallahassee, FL (November 16, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle almost five weeks following Hurricane Michael. Today 22 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army continues to partner with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in Panama City for meal preparation for distribution through mobile feeding units.

The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), food boxes, cleaning supplies and tarps. Midwest Food Bank continues to provide food boxes and hygiene kits for distribution. 

Sunday, November 18 will be the last day for Salvation Army meal service and Monday, Novemer 19 will be the last day for distribution of supplies.

Total Stats as of November 16, 2018

  • Meals: 675,411
  • Drinks: 329,839
  • Snacks: 473,371
  • Hygiene Kits: 17,264
  • Food Boxes: 12,415
  • Tarps: 10,112
  • Clean-up Kits: 3,774
  • 42,775 emotional and spiritual care contacts with hurricane survivors


How People Can Help

  • 100-percent of designated gifts will be used in support of those affected by Hurricane Michael.
  • Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected to be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.
  • 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

 

About The Salvation Army
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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