Post-Weekend Storms: Serving MD & WV

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Residents of Maryland and West Virginia are still suffering in the aftermath of the super derecho that swept through this past weekend. The widespread storm caused power outages for over 3 million residents in multiple states. In addition to food, beverage and gas shortages, the excessively high summer temperatures are imposing an increased risk for heat-related emergencies.

Soon after the storm passed, The Salvation Army in West Virginia and Maryland mobilized to provide food, drinks and shelter services.

In Maryland, the Baltimore Area Command and Annapolis Corps are providing cooling stations and hydration services for those suffering in the heat. Additionally, Baltimore Area Command is delivering meals those in need in the metro area.

In West Virginia, The Salvation Army is serving displaced residents and storm survivors at the following locations:

Beckley, WV: Corps facilities are without power, but feeding serves are being conducted via a Salvation Army canteen.

Bluefield, WV: Hydration services

Charleston, WV: Hydration and feeding services from canteen and Corps facilities

Huntington, WV: Shelter services, hydration and feeding services from canteen and Corps facilities

Parkersburg, WV: Cooling station, and serving meals from Corps facilities

Wheeling, WV: Cooling station, shelter services, hydration and feeding services

For all disaster updates, including The Salvation Army’s efforts providing for fire survivors in Colorado and hurricane survivors in Florida, please visit our Emergency Disaster Services page by clicking here.

Many thanks to Christopher Priest of The Salvation Army Southern Territory for providing this update.

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