Alexandria, VA (November 5, 2012) - The Salvation Army continues to serve hundreds of thousands of storm survivors following Hurricane Sandy. The most heavily impacted areas include New York and New Jersey where The Salvation Army remains committed to providing food, shelter and emotional and spiritual care.
In New Jersey, The Salvation Army is serving first responders and survivors at 16 shelters throughout the area and has been serving meals in 12 counties. In New York City, The Salvation Army – as the lead agency for the City’s Food Access Plan – is working with partners from across the city to coordinate the distribution of badly needed water and food supplies to 17 sites in Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
These locations include:
■Parking Lot – Corner of Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
■Midland Beach – Father Capodano Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
■Conch Playground – 51st Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
■Hammel Playground – 84th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
■Red Fern House Playground – Redfern Avenue & Beach 12th Street
■Breezy Point Parking Lot – Highland Park (between Rockaway Pt Blvd and East Market Pkway)
■St. Francis De Sales – 129 Rocky Beach Blvd
■Coney Island – Surf Ave Playground – West 25th Street & Surf Avenue
■Red Hook – Coffey Park – 85 Richards Street
■Chelsea Park: West 27th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues
■Lower East Side: Vladic Playground – East 10th Street, between C & D Avenues
■Lower East Side: Al Smith Playground – Catherine Street, between Cherry & Monroe Streets
■Lower East Side: Hamilton Fish Playground – Pitt Street & East Houston Street
■West Village: Washington Square – 3 Washington Square Village, #1A, entrance at Bleeker
■Financial District: PS 234 – 295 Greenwich, between Warren and Murray
■Grand Street Settlement Houses (Water Only) – 413 Grand Street
■Confucius Plaza on Division Street
In Nassau County, NY, meals ready to eat provided by the state and 1,000 blankets provided by The Salvation Army are currently being distributed to residents of Island Park, one of the hardest hit areas. And in nearby Suffolk County, NY, The Salvation Army is working to distribute in-kind donations for Sandy survivors.
The Salvation Army is so thankful for your continued support. If you would like to make a donation towards our relief efforts along the East Coast, please visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. You can also donate via text message: simply text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone.* To donate by phone, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate over the phone.
To send a check by mail, please designate the check “2012 Hurricane Season” and send to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center
PO Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.