Jackson, MS (August 30, 2012) — The Salvation Army is most appreciative of oil giant BP's donation to support relief efforts related to Isaac, which lashed Louisiana and Mississippi with flooding rains and wind.
The Salvation Army’s Major Ronnie Raymer stated, “We are truly grateful for BP’s support of Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. This gift will help The Salvation Army continue to meet the needs of both survivors and first responders in the affected communities.”
BP's $1M donation will be made to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army and divided equally between the two hard-hit states. In addition the donation, BP says it’s also providing assistance to employees and their families in the region.
Since August 24, 2012, The Salvation Army has provided over 6,000 meals from its canteens in 10 locations in the Gulf Coast region. As flood waters recede across the region, The Salvation Army anticipates that demand for services will only increase as more pockets become accessible. In addition to feeding and hydration, The Salvation Army is also providing comfort kits, clean up kits, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders along the Gulf Coast.
“The Salvation Army remains committed to the ongoing response and meeting the needs of the residents affected by Hurricane Isaac,” Raymer added.
For more information regarding The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Service program please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the 2012 Hurricane Season 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 Relief, 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)."
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.