26 August 2016

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The Salvation Army has provided:

The statistics below present a snapshot of ongoing Salvation Army flood relief efforts in the affected Gulf Coast communities.

  • 97,693 Meals
  • 120,151 Drinks
  • 34,061 Snacks
  • 12,058 Food Boxes
  • 21 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care to 3,749 individuals
  • 8,153 cleanup kits
  • 10,842 comfort kits
  • 7,966 hours of employee and volunteer service

Cash Contributions Encouraged

Donors are encouraged to contribute cash. In-kind donations require sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and therefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase product to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.

It is easy to give to The Salvation Army:

  • Online: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/gulf_coast_floods
  • Mail: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 470, Mansura, LA 71350 (Please Designate August 2016 Gulf Coast Floods on all checks)
  • Phone: 1-800-SALARMY(1-800-725-2769) to make a donation by phone
  • Text: STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

Donations from the General Public

Currently, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations. Used clothing and used furnishings are not needed for disaster relief. However, The Salvation Army depends upon your donation of used clothing and other items to support local programming. Please consider donating your used clothing to your local Salvation Army Family Store. For more, visit satruck.org or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).

Volunteers

The Salvation Army recruits and deploys disaster workers through its local Salvation Army units. To register as a disaster worker:

  • Call your local Salvation Army.
  • To become a volunteer register here.

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