FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lindsay Crossland, Public Information Officer
The Salvation Army Serving Hardest Hit Areas Across Florida Gulf Coast
Tallahassee, FL (September 3, 2016) – Salvation Army personnel continue disaster response following Hurricane Hermine’s landfall in the “Big Bend” area of the Florida Gulf Coast. Thirteen mobile feeding kitchens are currently serving meals and providing clean-up kits in the following Counties: Citrus, Dixie, Gadsen, Hernando, Leon, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Taylor, and Wakulla.
Some of the hardest hit areas being served by The Salvation Army are the communities of Cedar Key, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Tallahassee, and Yankeetown. Based on information received through relief efforts yesterday, three additional mobile feeding kitchens have been deployed to serve these areas.
With approximately 52% of the residents still without power in the Tallahassee area, housing for relief personnel has been difficult to secure. The Salvation Army has deployed a Personnel Support Unit (bunkhouse) with the capacity to sleep 14 disaster relief volunteers and staff.
On Friday, September 2, The Salvation Army provided 838 meals, 1,194 drinks, 563 snacks and spiritual care to 114 residents across the impacted areas of Florida.
The best way to help those impacted by Hurricane Hermine is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.
Donate by Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or Text STORM to 51555
Donate Online: www.SalvationArmyUSA.org
Donate by Mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301 (designate Hurricane Hermine on all checks)
For more information on The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Hermine, please visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.