As Tropical Storm Isaac begins to travel into the Gulf of Mexico, The Salvation Army continues to monitor the storm, preparing to place canteens (mobile kitchens) on standby to affected areas. Also on Sunday, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll toured The Salvation Army of Florida disaster warehouse in Tampa. The warehouse is The Salvation Army’s disaster services epicenter, where mobile kitchens, equipment and supplies are dispatched to disaster areas.

As The Salvation Army of Florida continues to prepare for what could be Hurricane Isaac, its Florida Keys unit is already busy serving at shelters from Key West to Key Largo.

On the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, The Salvation Army of Florida keeps a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Isaac as it churns in the Caribbean.

The Salvation Army continues to respond almost two weeks after Tropical Storm Debby dumped more than 20 inches of rain in some parts of Florida

The Salvation Army of Florida has its canteens (mobile kitchens) serving residents in Wakulla, Suwannee, Franklin, Columbia and Pasco counties.

The Salvation Army continues to be a shield in the storm as it counsels, feeds and offers hope to residents affected by Tropical Storm Debby flooding.The Salvation Army is serving in Live Oak and Sopchoppy, two rural communities hardest hit by flooding.

As residents go back to their homes and floodwaters recede, The Salvation Army is on the frontlines of helping people heal in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby. Salvation Army leaders from Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee are assisting residents with a hot meal, a bottle of water and an encouraging word.

The Salvation Army continues to feed and distribute clean-up and personal hygiene kits to residents displaced by Tropical Storm Debby.

Salvation Army canteens (kitchens on wheels) have fed residents in Wakulla, Suwannee and Citrus counties. Salvation Army volunteers and staff are working in conjunction with the American Red Cross and local emergency managers to make sure residents in local shelters are being properly hydrated and fed.

This morning, The Salvation Army placed seven canteens (mobile kitchens) on stand-by, making preparations to respond to flooding in regions affected by Tropical Storm Debby. Local assessment teams are mobilizing to determine specific needs of those affected across Florida.

 Registering for 2012 Christmas

The Salvation Army Tampa Command has established new procedures for
registering families for Christmas assistance (i.e., food for families and gift
for children).  To better serve families in need, we are conducting
interviews for Christmas assistance on Thursdays and Fridays at our office
located at 1603 N. Florida Avenue, just north of downtown Tampa.

To schedule an appointment, please call 813.226.0055, ext. 351 or 300.
Appointments are

If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please be sure to call us
BEFORE your appointment time to reschedule. If an applicant does not call to
cancel or fails to show up for the second appointment without calling, we will
not be able to guarantee a third appointment.

The application process will continue through October 2, 2012. The
registration process takes approximately 15 minutes.

Last year, more than 6,000 children from households of poverty were adopted
for Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, and thousands of
families received grocery gift cards. If a family you know is in need of
Christmas assistance, please encourage them to call now to make an appointment
to register for assistance.

We are yours to count on,

Majors Dan and Dawn Heard

The Salvation Army continues to respond to residents in the Florida panhandle after the weekend’s devastating floods.