Entries by mmatheus

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Florida Power and Light and the Florida Division Team up to Offer Hurricane Ian Utility Assist

Tampa, Florida (October 20, 2022) – As part of FPL’s Care to Share® program, the Salvation Army is offering financial assistance to eligible customers who need to repair damaged meter enclosures and weatherheads so that they can safely receive electricity. Eligible applicants who require repair of damaged meter cans or weatherheads so that they can safely […]

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The Salvation Army of Florida’s EDS Response for Hurricane Ian’s Impact

Catastrophic landfall conditions make community support vital Tampa, Florida (September 28, 2022) — The Salvation Army of Florida, Emergency Disaster Services Department has prepared resources and personnel to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders before, during and after Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic landfall in Florida. Ian comes just days after Hurricane Fiona ravaged […]

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The Salvation Army Serves Americans Amid Dangerous Heat

The life-threatening temperatures currently impacting approximately 35 million Americans signal the continuation of what experts predicted to be a “hotter-than-usual” summer. Extreme heat is deadlier than hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods annually, with almost 1,600 people dying last year in the United States. In some areas, unsheltered individuals account for nearly half of these deaths. Communities […]

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Fort Myers Area Command receives $350K State Funding for Dual Diagnosis Initiative Program

FORT MYERS, FL – (July 21, 2022) The Salvation Army of Ft. Myers Area Command has accepted funding from the Florida Department of Corrections and State legislative partners for the Dual Diagnosis Initiative Program. Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka, on behalf of Senator Kathleen Passidomo, presented a check for $350K on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at The […]

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Florida men stand strong at The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone

Florida men stand strong at The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone  By: Maria Matheus “Men’s Camp.” When Major Henry Morris, The Salvation Army’s divisional secretary for program in Florida, uttered those two words and invited me to participate in it, I dutifully accepted the assignment of reporting on it. I pulled myself up at the bootstraps, […]

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Florida women gather for ‘Celebrate’ retreat

Florida women gather for ‘Celebrate’ retreat   By: Maria Matheus Colonel Susan Bukiewicz, U.S. Southern Territorial Secretary for Ministry to Women, was a special guest at the Florida Division’s Celebrate Women’s Gathering in Orlando. More than 400 attendees traveled across the state to spend time considering the theme ‘Celebrate’. The Salvation Army’s Florida Division held the […]