The Salvation Army in Georgia Focused on Irma Long-Term Recovery

June 08, 2018
Donald Felice | | (404) 550-3716

The Salvation Army in Georgia Focused on Irma Long-Term Recovery

Since Hurricane Irma’s high tidal waves and severe winds battered ashore and swept through Georgia in the fall of 2017, The Salvation Army of has been restoring hope, giving strength and providing healing. At the height of Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army served 57,800 meals, 81,000 snacks, and 47,800 drinks. They also provided emotional and spiritual care for 11,800 individuals, distributed 1,900 food boxes, 900 clean-up kits, and $425,000 in gift cards.

However, those in Georgia impacted by Hurricane Irma have months and even years of recovery ahead. The Salvation Army is helping these Georgians get back on their feet by identifying their needs, developing long-term recovery plans, connecting them with resources that can help and supporting them as they work toward their goals.

“The need throughout many Georgia communities remains great,” said Lanita Lloyd, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “People are still coming to our doors as they work to recover from the long-lasting effects of Hurricane Irma.”

According to Ms. Lloyd, The Salvation Army has a number of case workers strategically placed throughout the state to help individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma with the consultation and processing work for long-term recovery. In addition, The Salvation Army continues to work closely with local partner agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations as they support recovery efforts and provide referrals to survivors where appropriate.

“The Salvation Army is committed to being involved and helping Georgians in their long-term hurricane recovery efforts,” says Ms. Lloyd, “And we are working hard to identify all those in Georgia who have been negatively affected by Hurricane Irma and may qualify for relief aid.”

The mission of The Salvation Army is simply to touch human lives at the point of their greatest need. It may be an individual or community that needs help, and the impact may be in the form of a natural or personal disaster. Regardless of the source, scale or scope of human tragedy, The Salvation Army’s goal remains the same; serving the most people, meeting the most needs and doing the most good – 365 days a year.

To apply for hurricane long-term recovery in Georgia, email or visit

For more information on how to obtain required training to serve as a future Salvation Army disaster volunteer in Georgia, or how your business can partner with The Salvation Army of Georgia in disaster relief, please email or visit

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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