BALTIMORE, MD – All Salvation Army units have been notified of the potential impacts from Hurricane EARL. Personnel on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are working with local Emergency Management personnel in preparation for a response if it becomes necessary.
“At this time we are monitoring the weather situation and working with our local personnel to ensure that all equipment and needed supplies are ready in the event that Hurricane Earl affects the residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This preparation is being coordinated with county and state emergency management officials”, said Major David Singletary, Emergency Disaster Services Director for the Maryland & West Virginia Division.
The Salvation Army encourages all residents in Earl’s potential path to prepare an emergency supply kit, an evacuation plan and to stay informed of all warnings and potential protective actions. Disaster response professionals in Maryland recommend visiting www.mema.state.md.usfor tips in developing their individual family preparedness plan.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by Hurricane Earl to visit www.salvationarmyusa.orgor call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Monetary donations will be used to meet immediate needs. The Salvation Army currently is not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims; however, please continue supporting your local Salvation Army thrift store and the much needed programs your in-kind gifts support.
About The Salvation Army
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.