The Salvation Army of Virginia and DC Preparing as Sandy Approaches

October 28, 2012
Matt Pochily | matthew_pochily@uss.salvationarmy.org | (757) 543-8100

Hampton Roads, VA (October 28, 2012) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (“EDS”) across Virginia and Washington, D.C. continues to prepare as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Commonwealth and District.

All Salvation Army units across the Commonwealth and District are on stand-by status.  Mobile feeding kitchens are stocked, and Salvation Army officers and volunteers are ready to deploy as needed and requested by Emergency Management personnel.

The Salvation Army has six mobile feeding units standing by across the Commonwealth  to serve in all areas of Virginia and Washington, D.C. where the need may arise.  Mobile kitchens are capable of serving 1,000 meals per day. 

Across Virginia and Washington, D.C., Salvation Army teams are collaborating with emergency management officials to ensure preparedness.   

On Saturday evening, The Salvation Army Men’s Hope Center Shelter in Norfolk (203 West 19th Street) sheltered 60 people.  In coordination with the Office to End Homelessness, the Men’s Hope Center is prepared to transport to area city shelters if asked to evacuate due to potential flooding.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s preparation, suggested supplies, planning and response to Hurricane Sandy, please visit http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org http://www.facebook.com/salarmyhr or http://twitter.com/salarmyhr.

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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.

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