The Salvation Army of Virginia and DC Preparing as Sandy Approaches
Hampton Roads, VA (October 28, 2012) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (“EDS”) across Virginia and Washington, D.C. continues to prepare as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Commonwealth and District.
All Salvation Army units across the Commonwealth and District are on stand-by status. Mobile feeding kitchens are stocked, and Salvation Army officers and volunteers are ready to deploy as needed and requested by Emergency Management personnel.
The Salvation Army has six mobile feeding units standing by across the Commonwealth to serve in all areas of Virginia and Washington, D.C. where the need may arise. Mobile kitchens are capable of serving 1,000 meals per day.
Across Virginia and Washington, D.C., Salvation Army teams are collaborating with emergency management officials to ensure preparedness.
On Saturday evening, The Salvation Army Men’s Hope Center Shelter in Norfolk (203 West 19th Street) sheltered 60 people. In coordination with the Office to End Homelessness, the Men’s Hope Center is prepared to transport to area city shelters if asked to evacuate due to potential flooding.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s preparation, suggested supplies, planning and response to Hurricane Sandy, please visit http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, http://www.facebook.com/salarmyhr or http://twitter.com/salarmyhr.