Union, NJ (November 1, 2012) - In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, The Salvation Army is providing life sustaining services throughout New Jersey in 10 of 11 counties by supporting 15 shelters.
As of October 30, 2012 The Salvation Army of New Jersey has already provided:
• 2,255 Breakfast Meals
• 4,512 Lunch Meals
• 5,770 Dinner Meals
• 26,967 Snacks
• Over 26,420 Bottles of water
• Countless cups of coffee for first responders and shelter residents.
• 560 Changes of clothes.
• Hundreds of hours of emotional and spiritual care to comfort shelter residents.
It is through the generous donations of the people of New Jersey that services such as these can be provided not only in times of crisis, but year round.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by this disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”*
Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.
At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).
For more information on The Salvation Army’s preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest 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 to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.