Union, NJ (October 31, 2012) - With Hurricane Sandy having a far reaching effect on New Jersey, The Salvation Army is continuing to serve all residents of the state needing assistance. The Salvation Army has served at Shelters in 10 of the 11 Counties of New Jersey.
In addition to previous reports, The Salvation Army has responded to requests covering areas all over New Jersey including:
• The Salvation Army will be providing support to first responder in Freehold, New Jersey starting today.
• The Salvation Army’s Emergency Men’s Shelter in Perth Amboy, New Jersey will be adding additional cots to support the increased need for shelter.
• In Atlantic County, The Salvation Army has provided 3 meals a day as well as clothing at a special medical needs emergency shelter.
• The Salvation Army is now proving feeding at a shelter in Hunterdon County.
• Feeding, diapers, wipes, emotional and spiritual care were provided to over 240 people at a shelter set up in Teterboro, New Jersey.
• Feeding is taking place at The Salvation Army in East Orange New Jersey. This location is also providing over 400 meals to locations in Orange New Jersey.
• The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania has deployed a canteen to New Jersey to help support in Emergency Disaster Relief.
• In addition to monetary support, which can be given at www.salvationarmynj.org, The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help respond to this disaster. For more information on volunteering with The Salvation Army or to sign up, please visit www.salvationarmynj.org/volunteer.
• YouGiveGoods.com has set up an online food drive to support The Salvation Army in its disaster relief efforts. For more information or to donate please visit http://www.yougivegoods.com/contest.php?id=45.
It is through the generous donations of the people of New Jersey that services such as these can be provided not only in times of crisis, but year round.
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.