Salvation Army Hurricane Michael Service Update for Florida Pandhandle
Tallahassee, FL – The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle three weeks following Hurricane Michael. Its relief operation includes the distribution of hot meals, water and snacks, and providing emotional and spiritual care for residents impacted by the storm. The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), food boxes, cleaning supplies and tarps.
The Salvation Army is providing an average of 20,000 meals a day in the service areas of Apalachicola, Panama City and Tallahassee, currently utilizing a fleet of canteens (mobile feeding units) at 43 locations. The Salvation Army has served 488,000+ meals to those in need across the Panhandle since October 11.
Panama City Incident Command (Bay, Washington and Holmes Counties)
Apalachicola Incident Command (Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, and Liberty Counties)
Tallahassee Incident Command (Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Jackson Counties)
Total Stats as of October 30, 2018
- Meals: 488,739
- Drinks: 247,927
- Snacks: 321,105
- Hygiene Kits: 4,856
- Food Boxes: 3,665
- Tarps: 1,245
- Clean-up Kits: 941
- 32,009 emotional and spiritual care contacts with hurricane survivors
The mobile feeding units provide meals starting between 10:30am and 11:30am and finish around 4:30pm (depending on location,) giving enough time to return to base and take advantage of daylight. For the latest in feeding locations, please go to salvationarmyflorida.org/response
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