(Puerto Rico, Aug. 29, 2012) Through the course of the storm in Puerto Rico, The Salvation Army supported the State Agency for Emergency Management and Disaster Management (AEMEAD) by providing the Zone 10 directors and managers an operational command post in the Salvation Army's Disaster Services facilities in Caguas, PR, where an Emergency Operations Center was established for that area.
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From Tuesday August 21, 2012 until Saturday, August 24, 2012, they were able to coordinate operations from the Army's building. The officers and staff of The Salvation Army worked with AEMEAD, day and night, receiving the latest information available and coordinating the event for the communities served by Zone 10.
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 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.