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The Salvation Army Fact Sheet —Oklahoma May Tornadoes

May 30, 2013

Updates

(Moore, OK ) -- The Salvation Army continues emergency disaster response to survivors of the tornado outbreak that occurred May 19 and May 20.  

For the latest updates on The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster, there are many options to follow:

disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org www.salvationarmyaok.org

Blog.SalvationArmyUSA.org www.salvationarmytoday.org

www.youtube.com/salarmyeds http://salvationarmytoday.org 

Summary

The Salvation Army continues to provide relief services for tornado survivors and will continue to do so indefinitely.  Food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care and other supplies are being provided to residents of the heavily impacted areas including:

· Cleveland County (Little Axe), Lincoln County (Carney), Pottawatomie County (Shawnee and surrounding area) and Moore.

Overall, The Salvation Army has provided food and hydration, as well other items including:

· Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies

· Hygiene products (Comfort Kits)

· Household Goods

· Financial Assistance to tornado survivors

· Vouchers to tornado survivors to Salvation Army Family Stores for clothing

· Drinking water, Shower units and First-aid supplies

Since service began on Sunday evening, May 19, The Salvation Army has provided approximately (as of May 29, 2013):

· 37,565 meals

· 54,020 drinks

· 40,956 snacks

· 1,052 Clean up kits and 1,472 Comfort kits have been distributed

· Emotional and spiritual care to 5,058 persons, including first responders as well as those affected by the tornadoes

· 8,887 hours of employee and volunteer service

Multiple Agency Resource Centers (MARC)

The Salvation Army is partnering with local governments and other disaster assistance agencies to provide “one-stop shopping” for Tornado survivors in Carney, Shawnee, Norman and Moore, Oklahoma.

· At these MARC’s, The Salvation Army is providing:

o Financial Assistance to tornado survivors

o Vouchers to tornado survivors to Salvation Army Family Stores for clothing

The Central Territory at work in Oklahoma

Three officers and a volunteer from the Midwest (Central Territory) are currently assigned to the Oklahoma relief effort.

· Major Michele Heaver, Corps Officer at the Harbor Lights Village in Kansas City, Kansas

· Mr. John Miller, a long time EDS volunteer from the Kansas and Western Missouri Division

· Captains Dean and Patricia Towne, Corps Officers at Wichita Citadel

All are working with survivors in spiritual and emotional care. They listen to people’s needs, try to make sure their physical needs are met, and offer to pray with survivors, trying to meet needs that are much deeper than the physical.

Quotes from Central Territory Personnel assigned to Oklahoma relief efforts:

Major Michele Heaver upon arriving in Moore, Oklahoma:

· "I've never seen devastation as bad as I'm seeing today. It's totally demolished in this area."

John Miller on what it means to be a spiritual and emotional care counselor: 

· "It means to be a good listener. Help people sort through what has happened. Let them share their pain, and in turn, try to share hope."

Donation of off-road vehicles from Minnesota (Northern Division) gives much needed help.

Polaris Industries Inc. has donated 10 off-road vehicles to The Salvation Army for Oklahoma tornado relief. The vehicles, valued at nearly $250,000, will enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to transport food, water and other critical supplies to survivors. 

“With debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, these vehicles will allow us to serve in places our mobile kitchens cannot,” said Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army Northern Division Commander. “This is the second time Polaris has come to our aid - they gave a similar gift during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  They are amazing partners.” 

The vehicles arrived in Oklahoma today from Osceola, Wis. Prior to being shipped, Medina, Minn.-based Polaris modified each vehicle with either Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT) or run-flat tires.

How to help:

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

· Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

· You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*

· Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army

PO Box 2356

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

· To date, The Salvation Army has raised $5.3 million through online, text-to-give, and 1-800-SAL-ARMY fundraising, and is grateful for the support of the American people.

· Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org. 

Your donations make a real difference.

· A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.

· A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies 

· A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster

· A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours

· A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day

 

The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet —Oklahoma Tornadoes

May 24, 2013

For the latest updates on The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.

Updates

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to survivors and first responders following the severe tornado activity in Moore, OK and surrounding impacted areas on May 19th and 20th. 

· The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, OK, with multiple disaster response units (canteens) and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado.

· Since service began on Sunday evening, The Salvation Army has provided approximately:

o 11,033 meals

o 15,862 drinks

o 8,422 snacks

o Emotional and spiritual care to 1,261 persons, including first responders as well as those affected by the tornadoes

o 2,764 hours of employee and volunteer service

· In addition to feeding and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation Army is prepared to provide:

o Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies

o Hygiene kits

o Drinking water

o Shower units

o First-aid supplies

· Canteens involved in the response from Oklahoma include:

o Central Oklahoma Area Command (Oklahoma City)

o Ardmore

o Enid

o Lawton

o McAlester

o Muskogee

o Shawnee

o Tulsa

· Disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro, and Hot Springs, Arkansas have provided crews and mobile feeding units to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response.

· Fourteen Salvation Army pastors and staff from throughout Florida, including five emotional and spiritual care providers and nine members of Florida’s Incident Command team, are traveling to Oklahoma to help those in need in Moore and the surrounding area.

· The Salvation Army is continuing to provide service to hard-hit areas from the storms, which include:

o In Pottawatomie County: The McAlester, OK and Shawnee, OK disaster response teams served multiple locations in the Shawnee area, including devastated neighborhoods and rural areas throughout the night and day.  

o In Lincoln County: The Enid, OK canteen provided breakfast, lunch & dinner to the Carney, OK area throughout the early morning hours and all day Monday.

o In Cleveland County: The Central Oklahoma Area Command Disaster Service Unit responded to the Little Axe area with breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday.  The Salvation Army was responding, even as one of our Salvation Army family member's home was destroyed.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

· Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

· You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*

· Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army

PO Box 2356

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

· To date, The Salvation Army has raised $4.3 million through online, text-to-give, and 1-800-SAL-ARMY fundraising, and is grateful for the support of the American people.

· Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org. 

Your donations make a real difference.

· A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.

· A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies 

· A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster

· A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours

· A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day

Salvation Army Statements

Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations & Development Secretary

· "The Salvation Army has been and will be on site in Moore and other impacted areas, such as Shawnee, for as long as needed – through cleanup and rebuilding – until all needs are met.”

Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander

· “With a tragedy like this, there are services that people need that may go unaided, such as emotional and spiritual care. But The Salvation Army not only provides physical support; we are also here to listen and talk with people who may need time to come to terms with what they lost and what they survived.” 

· “We know that this is a tragedy that the people of Moore will overcome. It will take time to not only clean and rebuild, but to also heal. We continue to ask everyone to pray for all those impacted by this event.” 

· “The devastation is far reaching in both human life, property and livestock loss. The Salvation Army is honored to serve and provide sustenance to first responders involved in search and rescue, coordination efforts and more. And, of course, all survivors will be provided spiritual and emotional care to help them through this tragic time.”

 

The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet —Oklahoma Tornadoes
May 21, 2013
For the latest updates on The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.

Updates
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to survivors and first responders following the severe tornado activity in Moore, OK and surrounding impacted areas on May 20. 
· The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, OK, with multiple disaster response units (canteens) and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado.
· Canteens involved in the response from Oklahoma include:
o Central Oklahoma Area Command (Oklahoma City)
o Ardmore
o Enid
o Lawton
o McAlester
o Muskogee
· Disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro, and Hot Springs, Arkansas are en route to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response.
· Personnel from across the Arkansas and Oklahoma Division are also traveling to the area to form a Divisional Incident Command Team, which helps coordinate the overall response for The Salvation Army.
· The Salvation Army is continuing to provide service to hard-hit areas from Monday’s and the weekend’s storms, which include:
o In Pottawatomie County: The McAlester, OK and Shawnee, OK disaster response teams served multiple locations in the Shawnee area, including devastated neighborhoods and rural areas throughout the night and day.  
o In Lincoln County: The Enid, OK canteen provided breakfast, lunch & dinner to the Carney, OK area throughout the early morning hours and all day yesterday.
o In Cleveland County: The Central Oklahoma Area Command Disaster Service Unit responded to the Little Axe area with breakfast, lunch & dinner yesterday.  The Salvation Army was responding, even as one of our Salvation Army family member's home was destroyed.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
· Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
· You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
· Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
o The Salvation Army
PO Box 2536
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Your donations make a real difference.
· A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
· A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies 
· A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
· A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
· A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
Salvation Army Statements
Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander
· “The devastation is far reaching in both human life, property and livestock loss. The Salvation Army is honored to serve and provide sustenance to first responders involved in search and rescue, coordination efforts and more. And, of course, all survivors will be provided spiritual and emotional care to help them through this tragic time.”
· “The Salvation Army is calling on everyone to pray for all of those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma.”
· “Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover. The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”
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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 more than 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. 
*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs. or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.


The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet—Boston Marathon

4-19-2013

For continued updates and more information from The Salvation Army, please visit blog.salvationarmyusa.org, Facebook or Twitter.  
Updates
The Salvation Army is providing support to law enforcement and other first responders in Watertown, Massachusetts, as a manhunt is underway for the remaining suspect of the explosions that occurred at the Boston Marathon on April 15. 
· Since 3:00AM ET, five Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding units) have been deployed to the Command Center, which has been established in a mall parking lot in the Boston suburb of Watertown. 
· Overall, The Salvation Army is serving an estimated crowd of 1,000 law enforcement responders with meals, snacks and drinks.  
· Twelve Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers that have been trained in disaster response are serving on the scene.
o Many of these people also provided services to survivors and first responders immediately following the bombings during the Boston Marathon. 
· Salvation Army officers, trained in crisis counseling, are on hand to provide emotional and spiritual care as the situation unfolds.
· As of 10:00am ET, The Salvation Army has served 1,100 meals, drinks and snacks.  
· Since Monday, April 15, The Salvation Army has served 6,000 items to survivors and first responders in Boston. 
The Salvation Army is in constant communication with city and state emergency personnel, and will continue to provide support as needed and requested.
The Salvation Army is extremely gratified for the continued support of the public. 
· At this time, the best way to be of assistance is to make a financial contribution at www.salvationarmyma.org/marathonrelief.
· Personnel trained in crisis response are providing service. If you would like to volunteer for future needs or to be trained in disaster response, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.  
Salvation Army Statements
Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations & Development Secretary
· “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and Boston law enforcement. The Salvation Army prays for a safe conclusion to the events that led us here today.”
Paul Leslie, Emergency Disaster Services, Massachusetts Division
· “Just as we have been doing all week long, we are here to help the first responders and survivors of this terrible tragedy. Today, we are here to serve those who rush in when others are going the other direction. We will stay on scene as long as we are needed.”

 

Salvation Army Responds to Large Explosion at Chemical Plant in Texas

Five Salvation Army Canteens Mobilized to Offer Food, Drinks, and Emotional and Spiritual Care

Alexandria, Virginia (April 18, 2013) – The Salvation Army is responding after a large explosion at a fertilizer plant devastated the small city of West, TX, just before 8:00 PM (CDT) Wednesday evening. The Salvation Army quickly mobilized support teams and by midnight had deployed five Emergency Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) to the area.

The Salvation Army is providing refreshment and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders at several locations in and around West. Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) from Waco, Corsicana, Waxahachie, Fort Worth and Williamson County are all serving at the scene. Major Dan Ford, Commanding Officer of the Waco Salvation Army, is the Incident Commander coordinating The Salvation Army response with city and state emergency personnel.

The temperature has dropped dramatically overnight with heavy rain moving into the area. The Salvation Army has 50 cases of rain suits, jackets and blankets to distribute. This morning, The Salvation Army is preparing to serve breakfast to 500 people and as the situation develops will remain ready to serve as long as needed.

The massive blast, which measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, was felt as far as 80 miles away in Dallas. It is estimated that between 50 to 75 homes have been damaged or destroyed, including a 50-unit apartment complex. More than 170 people have been hospitalized with multiple fatalities at the scene.

How to Help
The most effective way to support The Salvation Army response in West, TX, is by making a financial contribution:
· MAIL - Please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 36607, Dallas, TX 75235.
· PHONE – Please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
· ONLINE - Visit www.salvationarmytexas.org 
For continued updates and more information from The Salvation Army, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org, facebook.com/SalvationArmyUSA or twitter.com/SalvationArmyUS.  


The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet – Boston Marathon

4-16-2013

For continued updates and more information from The Salvation Army, please visit blog.salvationarmyusa.org, Facebook or Twitter.  

Updates

The Salvation Army is providing support to survivors and first responders in Boston, Massachusetts, following the explosions that occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday, which resulted in at least three deaths and left more than 140 people injured.

· Four Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding kitchens) were positioned at various sites throughout the city, including the Unified Command Post, the Family Assistance Center at the Park Plaza Castle, and Kenmore Square.

o The canteens were mobilized to Boston from nearby Salvation Army locations in Malden, Fitchburg, New Bedford, and Springfield.

o The Salvation Army will remain on-site at the Family Assistance Center as long as support is needed.

· As of this afternoon, 2,229 meals, snacks and beverages were supplied to the survivors, families and first responders.

· The survivors and first responders also received emotional and spiritual care from 12 Salvation Army officers and 23 Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

o Eight Salvation Army officers were also deployed to each of the area hospitals where the injured were transported to be on-hand if pastoral care was needed.

The Salvation Army is in constant communication with city and state emergency personnel, and will continue to provide support as needed and requested.

· The Salvation Army is collaborating with the Office of Emergency Management, the Boston Fire Department, the Boston Police Department, Sparks, the American Red Cross, the Department of Child, Youth and Families (DCYF), Riverside Trauma, and the Boston Public Health Commission.

The Salvation Army is extremely gratified for the continued support of the public. 

· At this time, the best way to be of assistance is to make a financial contribution at www.salvationarmyma.org/marathonrelief.

· Personnel trained in crisis response are providing service. If you would like to volunteer for future needs or to be trained in disaster response, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.  

Salvation Army Statements

Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations & Development Secretary

· “The Salvation Army will be on-site for as long as needed to provide support. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and all who were impacted by the explosions.”

Major David Kelly, Divisional Commander, Massachusetts Division

· “I am deeply grateful for the quick response, compassionate spirits, and heart for ministry with which our officers, staff, and volunteers responded.”

Major Ivan Rock, General Secretary, Massachusetts Division

· “Please continue to pray for those so dramatically impacted by this tragedy.”

Salvation Army to Provide Assistance Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Salvation Army Officers, Volunteers to Offer Spiritual and Emotional Care; Two Canteens Deployed

Alexandria, Virginia (April 15, 2013) – The Salvation Army is providing support to survivors and first responders in Boston, Massachusetts, after two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line this afternoon. The blasts caused at least two deaths and dozens of injuries for runners and spectators.

Salvation Army officers and volunteers have deployed two canteens (mobile feeding kitchens) to downtown Boston; one of the canteens will be stationed at the staging area for emergency responders, and the other will be stationed at a gathering spot for impacted families. Salvation Army officers who are trained in crisis counseling are also headed to relevant locations to provide emotional and spiritual care.

"The Salvation Army will be onsite for as long as needed to provide support. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and all who were impacted by the explosions,” said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. 

The Salvation Army is in constant communication with city and state emergency personnel, and will be providing support as needed and requested.

For continued updates and more information from The Salvation Army, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.  

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 more than 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. 


Hurricane Sandy information:

The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet-Hurricane Sandy
11-09-12

For the latest updates on The Salvation Army's response to this disaster, please visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Blog.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Twitter and Facebook.  
Updates

Despite the winter nor'easter storm that moved through the east coast, The Salvation Army has continued to provide relief services for thousands of Hurricane Sandy survivors and will continue to do so indefinitely.
·        The Salvation Army continues to provide food, hydration, emotional support and other supplies to residents of the most heavily impacted areas including New York and New Jersey.
o        In New York City, The Salvation Army, the lead agency for the City's Food Access Plan, is providing meals, hydration and emotional support to thousands. The effort of the Food Access Plan brings together resources from several members of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) including the American Red Cross, as well as the City Council, the NYPD, the National Guard and dozens of volunteers.
o        In New Jersey, The Salvation Army continued to provide critical services despite the nor'easter from mobile feeding kitchens (canteens). ·        In coordination with volunteer and other partner organizations, The Salvation Army has helped provide more than 1.7 million meals and drinks to impacted residents.
o        Overall, The Salvation Army has provided food and water, as well other items including:
§        Blankets
§        Baby formula
§        Diapers and baby wipes
§        Batteries and flashlights
§        Toothbrushes and toothpasteGloves and hand warmers
§        Earmuffs
§        Toiletries
§        Shampoo and Conditioner
·        The Salvation Army is leading efforts at 12 locations in New York City to provide needed food, water and other supplies to Sandy survivors.
·        The Salvation Army is providing critical services in 12 counties in New Jersey.
Current Hurricane Sandy service statistics and updates from the ground include:
The Salvation Army - Hurricane SANDY  Through November 8, 2012  State  Meals  Beverages  Snacks  Lodging
Stamford CT  Connecticut  2,270 2,270   
Maryland  Maryland  3,170 2,483  1,038  64
Rochester, NH  New Hampshire  9 9 3 
New Jersey  New Jersey  85,598 104,406 99,226 
Greater New York  New York  860,000* 600,000*   
New York - Meals to Special Needs Shelters  New York  24,788      
North/South Carolinas  North Carolina  1,149 831 141 
Northeast Ohio  Ohio  157 248 133 
Eastern Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania  5,784 1,665 360 
Rhode Island  Rhode Island  240 240   
Providence, RI  Rhode Island  514 514   
Hampton Roads, VA  Virginia  788 386 309 131
Marlinton, WV  W. Virginia  3,116 3,234 642 719
Total     987,583 716,286 101,852 1,073
*Meals/Beverages in Greater New York served in coordination with partner organizations.

In New Jersey:
·        The Salvation Army is providing life sustaining services to hundreds of first responders and survivors at 16 shelters.
·        The Salvation Army has 11 operational mobile feeding canteens located in New Jersey, and has been serving meals in 12 counties.
·        These services are being provided through the efforts of 300 Salvation Army volunteers, officers, and staff, and made possible by the generous support of the people of New Jersey.

In New York City:
·        As the lead agency for the City's Food Access Plan, The Salvation Army is working with a broad coalition of partners from across the city to coordinate the distribution of badly needed water and food supplies to 12 sites in Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
·        The effort brings together resources from several members of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) including the American Red Cross, as well as the City Council, the NYPD, the National Guard and dozens of volunteers from across New York City.
·        With the assistance of 400 National Guard troops, service sites were established in public parks and playgrounds in the hardest hit areas. More than 160,000 liters of water and nearly 860,000 meals have been distributed to approximately 200,000 local residents.  In addition, meals are being delivered to the apartments and homes of shut-in residents in these areas.
·        The Salvation Army has provided feeding to all Special Needs Shelters and senior homes, providing more than 24,000 meals to people in need.  
·        On Long Island, The Salvation Army is serving meals at the eight local fire houses in the evening.
·        The distribution center locations include:

o        Staten Island
§        Parking Lot - Corner of Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
§        Midland Beach - Father Capodano Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
o        Queens
§        Beach 41st St. Community Center - Beach 40th St and Beach Channel Drive
§        Hammel Playground - 84th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
§        Red Fern House Community Center - Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive
§        St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church - 157th Ave. & 83rd St.
§        Our Lady of Grace - 100-85 159th Ave. (BTW 100th and 101st Streets)
§        St. Francis De Sales - 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
§        Walbaum Parking Lot - 112th and Rockaway Beach Blvd (Drop Off)
Brooklyn
§        Calvary Baptist Church - Hicks St., Mill St. and W. 9th St.
§        Brighton Beach - Brighton Beach and Coney Island Ave
§        Our Lady of Solace Church - Mermaid Avenue and 19th St.

Nationally:
·        The Salvation Army maintains a fleet of disaster vehicles and supply warehouses across the United States to enable speedy mobilization.
·        There are more than 300 emergency response vehicles in the eastern and southern United States alone and nearly 600 units nationwide.
·        These units are able to serve thousands of meals and drinks per day when operating at full capacity.
·        In addition to food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation Army is also prepared to provide:
o        Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
o        Hygiene kits
o        Shower units
o        First-aid supplies
o        Communications support

Corporate Partners:
·        EXTRA, the nationally syndicated entertainment show, with A.J. Calloway and Special correspondent Hilaria Baldwin helped distribute a tractor trailer full of water batteries, coats children's books, socks, diapers, snack bars and more to people receiving help from The Salvation Army in New York. Supplies were provided by EXTRA, who partnered with corporate friends to help meet the need.
·        New York Jets have noted $500,000 to relief efforts, to be split between The Salvation Army, the Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief, and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
·        BP Foundation donated 13 18-wheeler trucks containing $800,000 worth of supplies, including 150 generators, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, hygiene and sanitation products, first aid kits, gas cans and other useful materials to The Salvation Army in New York and New Jersey.
·        FedEx Corp. has donated $100,000 in cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to support The Salvation Army's relief efforts in response to Sandy, as part of a $1.2 million commitment to several humanitarian organizations providing disaster relief.
·        Target also committed a $50,000 cash donation to The Salvation Army to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
·        The PNC Foundation will donate $150,000 to The Salvation Army to support relief efforts. The foundation also will match PNC employee contributions to The Salvation Army and other organizations up to a total of $150,000.
·        Albertsons Markets LLC, from now through November 15, will run an in-store fundraiser to support The Salvation Army's Hurricane Sandy disaster response and recovery efforts.  
·        The National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with their players' unions, will each donate $1 million to humanitarian organizations responding to Hurricane Sandy, including The Salvation Army.
·        The Oakland A's (MLB) Community Fund will be accepting monetary donations to help support those affected by Hurricane Sandy, with proceeds going to The Salvation Army as well as the Humane Society of the United States.
·        Eli Lilly announced it will match, dollar for dollar, every donation a Lilly employee makes to The Salvation Army or the American Red Cross toward Hurricane Sandy relief.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the areas of greatest need.
·        The Salvation Army is extremely gratified for the continued support of the donating public.
·        To date, the Army has received more than $4.5 million in online donations alone to support relief efforts, and more than $540,000 through 1-800-SAL-ARMY. To date, The Salvation Army's mail appeal has raised more than $5,500.
·        Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
·        You can also text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word "Yes."*
·        Those interested in volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. 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 serve.
·        Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate "2012 Hurricane Season" on all checks.
·        Corporations, foundations and others interested in donating to The Salvation Army response effort should contact Janella Eccleston at Janella_Eccleston@use.salvationarmy.org or 845-620-7730.

Your donations make a real difference.
·        A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
·        A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
·        A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
·        A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
·        A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.

The Salvation Army is one of the nation's largest providers of disaster service and responds to hundreds of disasters across the country each year.
·        Hurricane Katrina (August 2005): The Salvation Army provided more than 5.6 million meals to survivors and first responders of Hurricane Katrina, and 2.5 million people were assisted with emergency food, casework, emotional and spiritual care.
·        Haitian Earthquake (January 2010): The Salvation Army packaged and delivered more than 10 million meals to Haiti, and more than 27,000 survivors were treated at Salvation Army medical facilities. Additionally, The Salvation Army distributed approximately 8,000 hygiene kits.
·        U.S. Tornado Outbreak (April & May 2011): The Salvation Army served nearly one million meals and distributed 50,000 hygiene kits, and more than 10,000 people received emotional and spiritual care.

Salvation Army Statements

Major George Hood, National Community Relations & Development Secretary
·        "The Salvation Army's work and the work of other government and relief organizations has only begun in response to Hurricane Sandy. We expect this to be a long-term recovery process that will take time to rebuild the lives and homes that were lost throughout New York, New Jersey, and other areas along the east coast. The Salvation Army though, will be there every step of the way to make sure people get back on their feet."

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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 more than 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.

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs. or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

 

The Salvation Army USA National Fact Sheet - Hurricane Sandy
10-29-12

For the latest updates on The Salvation Army's response to this disaster, please visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Blog.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Twitter and Facebook.  
Updates

The Salvation Army has already begun feeding operations at shelters along the East Coast in advance of Hurricane Sandy; Emergency personnel and equipment are on standby for a potentially major response in the coming days.
·        The Salvation Army has commenced feeding operations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere as Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to make landfall later today.
·        Salvation Army assets are on standby from the Carolinas to Maine, ready to deploy as needed and requested by Emergency Management personnel.
·        The Salvation Army maintains a fleet of disaster vehicles and supply warehouses across the United States to enable speedy mobilization.
·        There are more than 300 emergency response vehicles in the eastern and southern United States alone and nearly 600 units nationwide.
·        These units are able to serve thousands of meals and drinks per day when operating at full capacity.
·        In addition to food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation Army is also prepared to provide:
o        Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
o        Hygiene kits
o        Shower units
o        First-aid supplies
o        Communications support

Specific Salvation Army mobilization activities to date include:
·        In New Jersey, The Salvation Army is serving meals, snacks and drinks at 11 shelters in five counties. A full fleet of emergency response vehicles is ready to deploy if needed. This includes 10 fully-stocked mobile feeding units (canteens), two service vehicles, and one mobile command unit. A canteen is embedded with Task Force 1, the State's official search and rescue team, at Lakehurst Naval Base and may travel with them as they are deployed throughout the state.
·        In New York, The Salvation Army is coordinating with the local American Red Cross to provide volunteer support for shelters throughout Suffolk County. Eight canteens are equipped and ready to be deployed from the northern and western parts of the state.
·        In Philadelphia, PA, The Salvation Army is working closely with the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management to ready three shelters within the city to help ensure those impacted by Hurricane Sandy will have access to essential services and safety.
·        In North Carolina, Salvation Army volunteers worked for 34 hours feeding residents at a shelter in Morehead City. The Salvation Army in New Bern also served evacuees at a local shelter. Eight volunteers and two officers prepared 120 meals.
·        In Virginia, The Salvation Army in Hampton Roads has been providing shelter since Saturday evening. A shelter in downtown Norfolk has served 350 meals and distributed 70 hygiene kits so far.
·        In Maryland, The Salvation Army of Salisbury served lunch to more than 200 persons at a shelter on Sunday. The Army is also in assisting with sheltering and feeding activities in Annapolis and other parts of the state.
·        The Salvation Army encourages all residents of areas in the storm's path to stay informed of and heed all warnings and evacuation orders. Disaster response professionals recommend having a three-to-five day supply of food and water for each member of your family as well as flashlights, medication and battery powered radios.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
·        Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
·        You can also text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word "Yes."*
·        Those interested in volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. 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 serve.
·        At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).
Your donations make a real difference.
·        A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
·        A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
·        A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
·        A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
·        A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
The Salvation Army is one of the nation's largest providers of disaster service and responds to hundreds of disasters across the country each year.
·        Hurricane Katrina (August 2005): The Salvation Army provided more than 5.6 million meals to survivors and first responders of Hurricane Katrina, and 2.5 million people were assisted with emergency food, casework, emotional and spiritual care.
·        Haitian Earthquake (January 2010): The Salvation Army packaged and delivered more than 10 million meals to Haiti, and more than 27,000 survivors were treated at Salvation Army medical facilities. Additionally, The Salvation Army distributed approximately 8,000 hygiene kits.
·        U.S. Tornado Outbreak (April & May 2011): The Salvation Army served nearly one million meals and distributed 50,000 hygiene kits, and more than 10,000 people received emotional and spiritual care.
Salvation Army Statements
Major George Hood, National Community Relations & Development Secretary
·        "The Salvation Army is mobilized and ready to serve."
·        "Our mobile feeding units and staff are strategically positioned and already beginning to serve at shelter locations throughout the East Coast."
Major James LaBoessiere, Divisional Commander, Northern New England Division
·        "We are taking Hurricane Sandy very seriously and have alerted our personnel to be ready to move quickly to the areas where they are most needed."
Major Donald Hostetler, Divisonal Commander, Empire State (New York) Division
·        "We have assigned staff to serve at our Incident Command Center which will be housed at our division headquarters in Dewitt, New York (outside of Syracuse).  We are centrally located in New York and will be able to direct operations whether it is in the east or western part of New York State."

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