• Eric Anderson

Meals For Milton Brings Hope To Residents Impacted By Hurricane Sally

Pensacola, FL (September 19, 2020) - The Salvation Army has deployed more than 10 mobile kitchens (canteens) from all over the state to provide food, hydration, and spiritual care for those still reeling from the impact of Sally in Pensacola Florida. Each canteen can serve up to 1,500 meals per day and spiritual care is provided for many dealing with the emotional pain Sally has left behind. 

One of those canteens arrived at East Milton Elementary school where nearly 500 meals were served to the local community. “It’s a blessing to be able to have a hot meal and not have to eat bread and lunch meat,” says Cynthia Grant, a local resident. Most homes in East Milton are still without power and are concerned Hurricane Sally is not done leaving her mark. “A lot of water, and it’s rising a lot!” Milton is bordering the Black River that continues to rise and is expected to crest on Sunday. 

“We are working alongside local officials and with the Emergency Management Center to identify the areas that are most in need,” says Steve Vick, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in Pensacola. Within 24 hours of their arrival more than 4,200 meals and more than 4,500 waters have been provided to those in need. Bringing hope to communities like East Milton. 

“Thank you very very much. God is so good,” expresses Cynthia as she loads her vehicle with hot meals for her family of five. Clamshells were filled with Black beans, rice, and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate chip cookie. 

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will continue to serve up to 10,000 meals a day that are being prepared by Florida Southern Baptist at Hillcrest Baptist Church location in Pensacola, Florida. 

The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish. 

Mail: Mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate ‘Hurricane Season 2020 Disaster Relief’ OR the specific name of disaster (i.e., Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Sally, etc.) on all checks. 

Online: helpsalvationarmy.org 

Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY 

For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. 

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.