On December 30th 2014, The Salvation Army - Puerto Rico/Virgin Island Division received a request for assistance from the State’s Search and Rescue department. The Salvation Army had been called on to provide additional support to volunteers and staff looking for a missing person, who was suspected to have drowned in “La Esperanza” beach in Manati, PR. For several days after, the Army provided refreshments and spiritual support to emergency management personnel. Overall, The Salvation Army prepared and served 1,565 meals and drinks to volunteers and first responders.
About The Salvation Army
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.