Tallahassee, FL (September 3, 2016) – Salvation Army personnel continue disaster response following Hurricane Hermine’s landfall in the “Big Bend” area of the Florida Gulf Coast. Thirteen mobile feeding kitchens are currently serving meals and providing clean-up kits in the following Counties: Citrus, Dixie, Gadsen, Hernando, Leon, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Taylor, and Wakulla.
Some of the hardest hit areas being served by The Salvation Army are the communities of Cedar Key, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Tallahassee, and Yankeetown. Based on information received through relief efforts yesterday, three additional mobile feeding kitchens have been deployed to serve these areas.
With approximately 52% of the residents still without power in the Tallahassee area, housing for relief personnel has been difficult to secure. The Salvation Army has deployed a Personnel Support Unit (bunkhouse) with the capacity to sleep 14 disaster relief volunteers and staff.
On Friday, September 2, The Salvation Army provided 838 meals, 1,194 drinks, 563 snacks, and spiritual care to 114 residents across the impacted areas of Florida.
The best way to help those impacted by Hurricane Hermine is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.
Donate Online: www.SalvationArmyUSA.org
Donate by Mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301 (designate Hurricane Hermine on all checks)
For more information on The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Hermine, please visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
Lindsay Crossland, Public Information Officer
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