Officers and volunteers en route to affected areas in Mexico Coast

October 26, 2015
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Officers and volunteers en route to affected areas in Mexico Coast

Mexico (October 26, 2016) – Hurricane Patricia continues to cause major flooding in Mexico, especially in the regions of Puerto Vallarta, Michoacán and Guadalajara. After coordinating with local governments and the civil defense, The Salvation Army deployed resources Sunday morning.

Several locations have been set up to support food donations and distribution in the areas most difficult to reach or even completely inaccessible. A canteen (mobile feeding unit) is in route from Mexico City to provide meals and food distribution and a team of volunteers and officers, under the supervision of Captain Miguel Rodrigues, are anxious to arrive and begin preparing meals and hot drinks as well as providing emotional and spiritual care to those in need.

The Salvation Army will continue to coordinate with the civil defense and local authorities as ongoing needs are assessed.

How Your Donations Help The Salvation Army

  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
  • A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel  at the scene of a disaster.
  • A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
  • A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.

Financial Contributions Encouraged

Donors are encouraged to make a financial contribution rather to support Salvation Army disaster relief efforts.  Financial donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase needed supplies quickly and to efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims.

  • By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Online: www.salar.my/HurricanePatricia
  • By mail: International Relief Fund, P.O. Box 418558, Boston, MA 02241-8558.  Please make checks out to "The Salvation Army" and clearly mark your gift "Hurricane Patricia"

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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 135 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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.

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