Hampton Roads, VA (October 31, 2012) –Following Hurricane Sandy’s wind and rain that caused power outages and flooding in areas of Hampton Roads, The Salvation Army will transition from meeting immediate material, emotional, and spiritual needs to long-term emergency casework. Trained personnel will work with families and individuals to identify and address their long-term needs as the recovery process moves forward.
On Wednesday, October 31 The Salvation Army provided breakfast to 50 individuals in the Ocean View community of Norfolk and from 1 PM to 2:30 PM, The Salvation Army mobile kitchen will serve a final lunch meal at the following location:
Since preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy began on Friday evening, The Salvation Army in Hampton Roads provided over 900 meals, drinks and snacks along with more than 75 clean-up kits, and shelter to more than 230 individuals. Moving forward, The Salvation Army will assist those seeking utility assistance, food supplements and other emergency needs.
Families and individuals seeking assistance such as food supplements and utility assistance are encouraged to visit their local Salvation Army office. All locations are open from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Those seeking assistance from The Salvation Army appropriate disconnect notices, identification, proof of all household incomes, birth certificates and social security cards of all household members.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by this disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”*
Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.
At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).
For more information on The Salvation Army’s preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.
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 the broadest 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.