Isaac Update: A Donation from BP & A Thankful Community

The Salvation Army is so thankful for BP’s generous donation of $400,000 given in support of our Gulf Coast relief efforts. The company’s gift will allow The Salvation Army to continue meeting the physical, spiritual and unique needs of those suffering in the aftermath of this disaster. Thank you, BP!

Isaac continues to crawl northward, leaving nearly 90,000 residents behind without power, many of which are suffering extensive flooding. As an update, The Salvation Army continues to provide food, hydration, material items, and spiritual and emotional care to survivors and rescue workers in Louisiana and Mississippi. Click here for a list of locations where The Salvation Army is currently serving.

Yesterday, first responders and firefighters spent the entire day rescuing people from their homes by boat or high-watered vehicle. The following was reported today on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services website from Gulfport, MS:

“After running search and rescue operations throughout the day, residents and first responders were running low on fuel, food and patience. In some cases it came to downright begging on the streets.  At the end of their rope, firefighters made one last ditch plea to their comrades in the Gulfport Fire Department. “Get The Salvation Army, they may be our only hope.”

Within minutes of receiving the plea form Pearlington, The Salvation Army dispatched a Mobile Feeding unit staffed with volunteers from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to support relief operations in Pearlington. Stocked with hot meals, coffee, water and an eagerness to serve, the unit made the forty mile journey.

Upon arriving in Pearlington, Salvation Army crews reported that “some fire fighters became a bit emotional as we pulled in. In a reversal of roles, the rescuers became the rescued. ‘The Salvation Army came to our rescue,’ exclaimed one weary firefighter.”

To see the full story from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services website, click here.

The Salvation Army came to the rescue of firefighters and the community yesterday in Pearlington, MS.

For incredible aerial photos of the damage, check out The Huffington Post by clicking here.

If you would like to show your support to Hurricane Isaac survivors, you can do so in the following ways:


By Texting: Text the word “STORM” to 80888* and confirm the donation with the word, “Yes”.

By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY

By Mail:

Checks may be designated with “2012 Hurricane Season” and addressed:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

We thank you for your support!

*A one time donation of (specify $5 or $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 Privacy policy: Text STOP to (specify 80888 or 85944) to stop; Text HELP to (specify 80888 or 85944) for help.”