HONOLULU (May 26, 2016) – With today’s announcement of the Central Pacific hurricane season forecast and the official hurricane season start on June 1, The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced that they are prepared to respond with community assistance as needed. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during events and works closely with the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).
“The Salvation Army has an established presence on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii, and we are ready to respond in our island communities as needs arise,” said Major Mark Gilden, Divisional Secretary for Business and Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “During emergencies, the best way the public can help is to provide monetary donations which allows the delivery of the exact relief supplies a community needs. Plus, The Salvation Army uses one-hundred percent of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.”
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Saipan, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.