Hurricane Michael: The Salvation Army's Florida Disaster Response Update

October 13, 2018
Lindsay Crossland | lindsay.crossland@uss.salvationarmy.org | (727) 403-7766

Hurricane Michael: The Salvation Army's Florida Disaster Response Update

When disasters strike, The Salvation Army is there, providing emergency assistance to survivors and first responders. The following is a summary of how The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Michael in Florida:

Panama City Area:

  • 28 Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have been deployed to serve in Panama City and the surrounding areas. 
  • The Salvation Army's Panama City Incident Command has been established at 1824 W 15th St., Panama City, 32401. 
  • In partnership with The Salvation Army, Operation BBQ Relief is serving meals at 7160 US 98, Panama City Beach, 32407, and providing meals for distribution through mobile feeding kitchens.
  • Up to 10,000 meals are being prepared today for distribution, and up to 15,000 meals are planned for tomorrow. These are expected to increase as additional resources arrive on-site and more areas of need are identified.
  • The Salvation Army is deploying a Personnel Support Unit (bunkhouse) as well as a shower trailer to support staff and volunteers that are beginning service delivery.

Tallahassee Area:

  • 11 Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have been deployed to serve in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
  • The Salvation Army's Tallahassee Incident Command has been established at 2410 Allen Road, Tallahassee, 32312.
  • In partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, up to 7,000 meals are being prepared today for distribution. These are expected to increase as additional resources arrive on-site and more areas of need are identified.
  • Personnel will be deploying with mobile feeding units to provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and responders.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Michael relief efforts:

  • 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

Additional information:

  • 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.
About The Salvation Army
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.

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