The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

October 18, 2018
Donald Felice | donald.felice@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Update

ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 18, 2018) — The Salvation Army of Georgia continues feeding, hydration and emotional and spiritual care service to those impacted by Hurricane Michael across South Georgia. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, coordinate Salvation Army disaster relief efforts across the southern part of the Peach State.

As power is steadily restored to main population centers, and in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, GA and other VOAD agencies, The Salvation Army of Georgia continues to identify new geographical areas in need of service.

The Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief Organization has partnered with The Salvation Army of Georgia to aid in relief services to South Georgia. They will provide cooking services for meals that will be distributed by Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding units). For convenience of coordinated operations with the IMT at the Albany Corps building, located at 304 West 2nd Ave, Albany, Georgia, the Baptist Disaster Relief operations have set up their cooking operations in a parking lot across the street.

In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:

  • 21,052 Meals
  • 15,161 Drinks
  • 12,848 Snacks
  • 20 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens) and 52 in service.
  • 942 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
  • 3,777 hours of employee and volunteer service
     - Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of September 17, 2018

Current Service Locations

Decatur County:

  • Hispanic Mission - 2092 Tallahassee Highway South, Bainbridge
  • Walmart – 500 East Alice Street, Bainbridge
  • Water Street Apartments – 1201 Water Street, Bainbridge
  • Bainbridge Church of God – 205 Independent Street, Bainbridge
  • Brinson Fire Department – 176 Rutherford Street, Brinson
  • 110 North Main Street, Attapulgus

Doughtery County:

  • Albany Fire Company No. 1 – 320 N. Jackson Street, Albany
  • Camilla – 9 W. Oakland Avenue, Albany
  • Civic Center - 100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany
  • Boys and Girls Club – 1012 Holloway Drive, Albany
  • Mike’s Country Store (Putney) – 2305 Liberty Expressway
  • Samaritan’s Purse – 925 Pine Avenue, Albany
  • Tullulah Massey Branch Library – 2004 Stratford Drive, Albany
  • Lincoln Elementary – 518 W. Society Avenue, Albany
  • 600 Sands Drive, Albany (apartment complex)

Early County:

  • 735 S Church Street, Blakely

Lee County:

  • 205 Kinchafoonee, Leesburg
  • 795 Hwy. 82 West, Leesburg

Miller County:

  • 401 E. Crawford Street, Colquitt

Seminole County:

  • Spring Creek Baptist Church - 26535 Georgia Hwy. 253, Donalsonville

How to Help:
The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA
    • Please designate ‘2018 Hurricanes – Michael’ on all checks
  •  Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
  •  Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

Additional information:

  • The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
  • In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
  • The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm.
About The Salvation Army
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.

Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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