Salvation Army Teams on Standby as Hurricane Dorian Approaches

LUTZ, FL (August 29, 2019) – After strengthening over the past few days, Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall along Florida’s East Coast as a Category 4 storm during the Labor Day weekend.

The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby. These resources include more than 30 mobile feeding units which can each serve 500 – 1,500 meals per day.

“Our disaster relief teams train throughout the year to ensure we’re prepared to serve when disaster strikes,” says Major Roy Johnson, spokesman for The Salvation Army of Florida. “We encourage everyone to heed the warnings of their local emergency management offices to make sure they are as prepared as possible before the storm arrives.”

The Salvation Army is equipped to mobilize incident management teams to serve impacted areas after the storm makes landfall. For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts, visit www.SalArmyEDS.org.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane Dorian relief:

  • Donate online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org

  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

  • Donate by mail: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

    • Designate ‘2019 Hurricane – Dorian’ on all checks

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About The Salvation Army
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 towww.SalvationArmyUSA.orgor follow on Twitter@SalvationArmyUS.

Thomas Black