The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael Incident Management Team (IMT) relocated its Incident Command to The Salvation Army Corps building in Albany, GA, and closer to areas of the state most affected by Hurricane Michael. The IMT liaison remains in Atlanta, GA to continue coordination efforts with state and VOAD agencies at the state Emergency Operations Center.
“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation to serve the most impacted areas around the Albany and Bainbridge, GA,” says Major Andrew Gilliam, The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Hurricane Michael IMT Operations Chief. “Our focus is to respond aggressively and serve compassionately to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurricane survivors and first responders.”
Current Update for The Salvation Army of Georgia Hurricane Michael response;
- Five mobile canteens and feeding crews are located at fixed sites throughout Putney, Dunes, Massy and Lee Counties.
- In East Albany, the Albany, GA canteen roving the East Albany area serving impacted areas, including the Albany Civic Center.
- In the North Jackson community, a stationary canteen from Macon, GA is located at 321 N. Jackson St.
- In the Gordon Sports community, a stationary canteen from Atlanta, GA is located at 800 Willie Pits Trail.
- In Lee County, a stationary canteen from Vidalia, GA is located at 954 U.S. Highway 19 South.
- In the Double Gate community in north Albany, a stationary canteen from Augusta, GA will be located at 3800 Old Dawson Rd.
- Four mobile feeding units are actively at fixed sites to provide service to impacted areas throughout Seminole, Early and Miller counties.
- In Seminole County, a canteen from Bainbridge, GA is located at 3401 Town and Country Road, Donaldson, GA.
- In Early County, a canteen from Newnan, GA is located at the Piggy Wiggly; 113 North Main St. in Blakely, GA.
- In Miller County, a canteen from Lawrenceville, GA is located at 351 E. Pine St., Colquitt, GA.
- In Bainbridge, GA a canteen from Elberton, GA will serve at two locations; the Bainbridge Hospital, located at 1500 E. Shotwell Rd., and at Jones Wheat Elementary School, located at 1401 E. Shotwell St.
In addition, The Salvation Army of Georgia is coordinating efforts with both the Tyson Foods’ “Meals that Matter” disaster relief team and The Baptist Men to set up cooking operations to expand service in the Albany and Bainbridge areas.
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, 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.