Approaching Tropical Storm Flossie has The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services on all Hawaiian islands prepared to respond. The Salvation Army has an established presence on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai and as such we are in place to respond to the community as needs arise and where the most need. The Salvation Army in Lahaina, Maui County, has had its Shelter doors open since 9:00 AM today. Water and Food is prepared and ready for distribution to the community, should the need arise. The Salvation Army on Oahu and Kaua`i are currently on standby and ready to respond.
#### 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 Mission of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Victor Leonardi Divisional Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 Direct Tel.: (808) 440-1834 Direct Fax: (808) 440-1934About The Salvation Army