THE SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO HURRICANE IRMA
Naples, FL – The Salvation Army Naples Regional Coordinate is preparing for Hurricane Irma. The Army’s local Incident Management Team (IMT) met to discuss preparation plans today. Locally, there are 35 trained disaster team members on alert.
The Naples Coordinate is supported by multiple Salvation Army feeding units across the state and region. Each mobile kitchen can serve up to 1,500 hot meals per day.
In the event that Irma effects the Naples area, Major Dan Proctor, Regional Leader for Collier County, has made plans for food and hydration availability either in a rented facility or in the Army’s local facilities.
“The Salvation Army is preparing in advance for every eventuality. We will be there as the storm arrives and after it has left,” said Major Dan Proctor.
The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations at this time. Cash donations are the most helpful, as this allows The Salvation Army to purchase the most-needed items. For more information, contact Martin de St Pierre, Director of Development at (239) 210-4013 or Martin.deStPierre@uss.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been serving Collier County since 1981, with offices in Naples and Immokalee. Nearly 40,000 residents are assisted annually.
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 a wide 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 for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Learn more about The Salvation Army in Collier County at www.SalvationArmyNaples.org.