The Salvation Army Continues Relief in Rural Georgia

October 25, 2018
Michelle Hartfield | | (601) 906-7889

The Salvation Army Continues Relief in Rural Georgia

LEARY, GA (October 25, 2018) — Recovery efforts continue in Baker County, Georgia, an area hit heavily by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army has supplied meals, hot dogs, buns, drinks, and assorted snacks for distribution. In pockets of the county, farmers and people in remote locations still had not had access to outside aid. A group of community members are doing what they can to change that. “It’s a small community. We all pull together. We’re doing what we can to get food to the people who cannot get out, whatever the reason,” said Angel Davis. Another volunteer, Carolyn Conrad, spoke about her gratitude toward the linemen, community workers and volunteers she has met from around the country. “I know we would all like to personally thank every single person who has traveled here, but we just can’t.”  

In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:

  • 55,890 Meals
  • 34,719 Drinks
  • 28,967 Snacks
  • 634 Clean-up Kits and Supplies
  • 3,172 Food Boxes
  • 1,075 Hygiene Kits
  • 1,144 Cases of Water
  • 3,729 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
  • 15,437 hours of employee and volunteer service 

- Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of October 24, 2018

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
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 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 Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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