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, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.