ALBANY, GA (October 16, 2018) –The Salvation Army is on the ground with a mission to feed, hydrate, and give help and hope in communities across South Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Today, one catering truck from the Kentucky Division and three from the Alabama-Lousiana-Mississippi Division join the fleet of 16 canteens (mobile feeding units) from the Georgia Division in service in South Gerogia. The 20 total Salvation Army units in service are staffed with crews of specially-trained food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists.
“The Salvation Army is here for those impacted by Hurricane Michael, ready to respond aggressively and serve compassionately as long as we are needed,” says Captain Erik Henry, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team in Albany, Georgia.
The Salvation Army expanded service in the Albany and Bainbridge areas as downed trees and electrical wires were steadily cleared, giving access to more south Georgians in need. Emergency crews continue to make progress to restore power, but it may be several weeks before power is completely restored to rural parts of South Georgia. For as long and wherever needed, The Salvation Army is committed to help those in need of food, drink and an encouraging word.
“The canteens are stocked twice a day with food and drinks ready to serve affected areas,” says Incident Management Team Operations Chief, Major Andrew Gilliam. “They have the ability to respond quickly to changing conditions to serve those in need,”
Salvation Army mobile feeding units are currently positioned in the following areas:
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