The Salvation Army Serves Hurricane Irene Survivors in Maryland

August 28, 2011
Aaron Goldfarb | akgoldfarb@yahoo.com | (678) 485-4726

Salisbury, MD (August 28, 2011) - The Salvation Army Incident Command have sent canteens to two local Fire Departments (325 Cypress St., and 310 W. Main St.) to serve National Guard, Firemen, Police, Resue Workers and volunteers as they deploy to areas around Salisbury helping those still displaced by Hurricane Irene. 

Both locations have served over 60 people for both lunch and dinner.  They will continue to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the days to come.

Other canteens from Beckley, Princeton and Annapolis have 21 volunteers feeding individuals and families throughout the Annapolis area.   The Salvation Army is helping to feed over 600 people a day at three shelter located in Calvert County.  Another shelter at the local hight school,291 Locus Ave., in Anne Arundel County is serving over 200 people a day. 

The Incident Command Center is working with local authorities and Emergency Operation Centers conerning needs in their communities and is preparing to deploy additional canteens.  For more information about the work of The Salvation Army in Salisbury, Md., please contact Major Ken Morris at (443) 735-3010.

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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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