The Salvation Army Aids Those Affected by Power Outages in Salinas

February 17, 2017
Sally Haims | | (415) 254-5884

Salinas, CA (February 17, 2017):  Today The Salvation Army opened its doors at the Salinas Corps at 2460 North Main Street to provide comfort, food, and hydration to those affected by the power outages in the area.

At 1:30 p.m., the Army will administer a comfort station with coffee and hydration.  From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Corps representatives will provide 1,000 sack meals.

“During times like this when people are in the greatest need, we want to be there to serve them,” stated Captain Patrick Lyons, Salvation Army Salinas Corps Officer.


The best way to help disaster survivors is to make a financial contribution.  Monetary donations allow disaster responders to meet the needs of disaster survivors.  The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

The Salvation Army is responding to the needs of those affected by the overwhelming flooding in many parts of California including San Jose, Salinas, Bishop, Turlock, Modesto, and Hollister. The Salvation Army staff, officers, and volunteers will continue to provide much-needed care to a growing number of people.

  • Online:
  • Mail: Designate “Disaster Relief – Northern California Floods” on check/money order, mail to: The Salvation Army Golden State Division, 832 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY- Designate gift “Disaster Relief Northern California Floods”

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The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued 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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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