Released 29 October 2012
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TENN – The Salvation Army is preparing for hurricane Sandy as it makes
up the eastern sea board with potentially devastating impacts to millions of
people. The Nashville Area Command is on standby, ready to deploy, as needed
and requested by emergency management personnel. Our canteens (mobile feeding
kitchens) have been stocked and fueled, which are capable of serving 1,000
meals per day. The Salvation Army is equipped with more than 300 canteens in
the Eastern and Southern United sates alone and more than 600 units nationwide.
addition to food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation
Army is also prepared to provide clean up kits, hygiene kits, shower units,
first-aid supplies, and communications support.
Salvation Army Caribbean Territory has already encountered
this storm and
the after affects in the countries of Jamaica, Bahamas and Haiti. Food,
water, clothes and shelter are being feverishly provided to those citizens who
are trying to recover from Sandy’s rampage. Already in Virginia, North
Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, Salvation Army
Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are collaborating with emergency
management officials to ensure preparedness. Major George Hood, National
Community Relations and Development secretary explains, “Our emergency
response teams will continue to closely monitor the storm track and utilize our
resources to reach survivors and first responders.”
donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Donors are encouraged to give
online at www.salarmy-nashville.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the word
80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone;
to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
interested in volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.or
Please note that disaster service training is a prerequisite for volunteering
in a disaster zone and not all registered volunteers will be called on to
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