Mobilized to Serve, Providing Shelter Along Gulf Coast
Hurricane Isaac made landfall on southern Louisiana’s coast around 6:45 p.m. tonight unleashing fierce winds and torrential rain.
The Salvation Army is mobilized and ready to serve anyone impacted by the disaster via 12 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen. Combined these units are capable of providing 31,000 meals per day. We are also prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care to anyone suffering in the wake or aftermath of the storm.
In Florida, we continue to serve food and care to survivors and first responders in the Wellington and Lake Worth communities, as well as downtown Tampa and surrounding areas enduring flooding and widespread power outages.
Salvation Army shelters throughout the Gulf Coast are actively serving residents in need of a place to sleep, with many locations at maximum capacity in New Orleans, Pascagoula, MS. and Mobile, AL. (For more information on our shelter operations during Hurricane Isaac, click here.)
A local news station stopped by The Salvation Army shelter in Mobile, AL tonight which is housing many residents looking for a safe place to sleep because of the storm.
Additionally, we will be providing survivors with clean-up kits, hygiene kits, shower units, first-aid supplies and communications support.
For further information on The Salvation Army’s preparation and response to Hurricane Isaac, please visit our Emergency Disaster Services page at: www.Disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
If you would like to help those affected by this disaster, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.” Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Relief” on all checks.
We are so thankful for your monetary and prayerful support!