Brunswick, Georgia (October 10, 2016) – The Georgia National Guard and The Salvation Army are partnering together in Glynn County to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
On Sunday evening and Monday, The Salvation Army provided meals to close to 300 men and women of the Georgia National Guard after they provided service all day long to Brunswick and the surrounding area.
On Monday morning, the National Guard transported and unloaded eight pallets of water provided through the Emergency Operations Center. Due to limited space, the men and women had to unload the eight pallets by hand in lieu of a forklift.
On this disaster response, as well as numerous others, The Salvation Army partners with local and state government and other non-government organizations for service delivery. During times of disaster, it takes coordination and partnering with many to ensure the needs of those affected as well as first responders.
How the Community Can Help
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.
About The Salvation Army
- Donate Online: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/hurricane_matthew
- Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301 Please designate 'Hurricane Matthew' on all checks.
- Donate By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Donate By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
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.