The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division prepared to respond to pending hurricanes

August 07, 2014 - 2:12 PM EDT
Ken Cavallero
ken.cavallero@usw.salvationarmy.org
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HONOLULU (August 7, 2014) – With two hurricanes/tropical storms approaching, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services today announced that they are prepared to respond with community assistance as needed on the major Hawaiian Islands. “The Salvation Army has an established presence on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai and we are in place to respond in our island communities as needs arise,” said Major Mark Gilden, Divisional Secretary for Business for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “The public is encouraged to help in advance by supporting emergency disaster services efforts via monetary donations via our website or our Divisional Headquarters in Manoa on Oahu. 100 percent of the donated funds will be used to support our emergency disaster services in Hawaii.” Online donations may be made at www.salvationarmyhawaii.org or by calling The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Divisional Headquarters at 808-988-2136.

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About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services "In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, The Salvation Army is equipped and ready to serve the public in the event of major disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The Army has mobile canteens capable of serving hot meals and distributing basic supplies during times of crisis. The canteens also serve as an outreach to feed the homeless and provide not only a hand-out, but also a hand-up to the down-trodden to help them back on their feet." www.salvationarmyhawaii.org While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster. http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/aboutus/?ourservices About The Salvation Army of Hawaii The Salvation Army of Hawaii offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit www/salvationarmyhawaii.org, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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