Orocovis, Puerto Rico (Aug. 29, 2012) - As the storm clouds dissipated, the next phase of relief began for Puerto Rico: assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The Salvation Army in Puerto Rico’s Bayamon Corps, located in the north side of the island was dispatched to assist a family in need located in Orocovis.
Through communication with a neighbor, The Salvation Army was able to assess preliminarily, the needs of this family: their roof was damaged, no beds to sleep in and spirits wounded.
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The following day, Captain Daniel Gomez, visited the family of four. They lived far away from needed resources and getting a bed was no easy task. Through The Salvation Army’s resources, the family was provided clothing, a voucher for bed linens and is in the process of receiving beds.
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.