ALBANY, GEORGIA (October 18, 2018) — The Salvation Army of Georgia continues feeding, hydration and emotional and spiritual care service to those impacted by Hurricane Michael across South Georgia. Two Incident Management Teams (IMT), located in Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, coordinate Salvation Army disaster relief efforts across the southern part of the Peach State.
As power is steadily restored to main population centers, and in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, GA and other VOAD agencies, The Salvation Army of Georgia continues to identify new geographical areas in need of service.
The Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief Organization has partnered with The Salvation Army of Georgia to aid in relief services to South Georgia. They will provide cooking services for meals that will be distributed by Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding units). For convenience of coordinated operations with the IMT at the Albany Corps building, located at 304 West 2nd Ave, Albany, Georgia, the Baptist Disaster Relief operations have set up their cooking operations in a parking lot across the street.
In response to Hurricane Michael, The Salvation Army in Georgia has provided:
- 21,052 Meals
- 15,161 Drinks
- 12,848 Snacks
- 20 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens) and 52 in service.
- 942 Emotional and Spiritual consultations
- 3,777 hours of employee and volunteer service
- Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Statistics for Georgia as of September 17, 2018
Current Service Locations
- Hispanic Mission - 2092 Tallahassee Highway South, Bainbridge
- Walmart – 500 East Alice Street, Bainbridge
- Water Street Apartments – 1201 Water Street, Bainbridge
- Bainbridge Church of God – 205 Independent Street, Bainbridge
- Brinson Fire Department – 176 Rutherford Street, Brinson
- 110 North Main Street, Attapulgus
- Albany Fire Company No. 1 – 320 N. Jackson Street, Albany
- Camilla – 9 W. Oakland Avenue, Albany
- Civic Center - 100 W Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany
- Boys and Girls Club – 1012 Holloway Drive, Albany
- Mike’s Country Store (Putney) – 2305 Liberty Expressway
- Samaritan’s Purse – 925 Pine Avenue, Albany
- Tullulah Massey Branch Library – 2004 Stratford Drive, Albany
- Lincoln Elementary – 518 W. Society Avenue, Albany
- 600 Sands Drive, Albany (apartment complex)
- 735 S Church Street, Blakely
- 205 Kinchafoonee, Leesburg
- 795 Hwy. 82 West, Leesburg
- 401 E. Crawford Street, Colquitt
- Spring Creek Baptist Church - 26535 Georgia Hwy. 253, Donalsonville
How to Help:
The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA
- Please designate ‘2018 Hurricanes – Michael’ on all checks
- Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
- Donate by text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
About The Salvation Army
- The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
- In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
- The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.