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UPDATE HAITI: TEN MILLION MEALS REACHED

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Released 3 May 2010

Partnership between The Salvation Army and Numana, Inc. reaches new milestone

 

Alexandria, VA:--  Over the weekend of April 24th, The Salvation Army World Service Organization (SAWSO) and Numana, Inc. reached a milestone in their partnership.  Ten million meals have been packed to help the people of Haiti receive life sustaining nourishment. 

 

Meals are being packaged by volunteers at mass events throughout United States.  The events of April 24-25 in San Francisco saw 1.019 million meals packaged in one day. The packing in Champaign-Urbana saw another 1.012 million meals prepared, while the packing in New London, CT, saw 269,016 meals packaged, ready to be shipped.

 

Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett, Executive Director for SAWSO, said, “We are amazed at the amount of volunteers that have come along side Numana, Inc. and The Salvation Army in this partnership.  There are many who have volunteered to help the people of Haiti who never would have thought to volunteer before.”

 

Since the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti, more than 72,000 volunteers have come together as caring communities to feed those devastated

 

Numana, Inc. meals have four components:  Rice, soy, freeze-dried vegetables with chicken flavoring, and 21 vitamins targeted to help the immune system.   Rice and beans are also being shipped, as they are a staple food to Haitians.  

 

Numana, Inc. packing events for SAWSO have been planned through May.  To check on a Numana, Inc. packing event, please look to www.numanainc.com.

 

 

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.


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