Salvation Army Continues Flood Relief Efforts in Florida

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The Salvation Army continues to provide relief services including food, hydration, shelter, and emotional support for survivors and first responders of the Florida floods and will do so as needs arise.

Multiple disaster response units (canteens) have been deployed from Pensacola, Melbourne, Ocala and Tallahassee, FL and personnel are coordinating with local and state emergency management to serve first responders and survivors.

The Salvation Army has served 1,280 meals, snacks and drinks to evacuees and emergency responders in Pensacola, Florida and has provided lodging for 147 evacuees since flooding began Tuesday.

Salvation Army disaster teams are also active in nearby Mobile, Ala., serving meals and beverages to rescue workers and disaster survivors. The same storm system that has caused extensive flooding in Florida has also affected portions of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Support teams from Alabama are on standby and are prepared to deploy as relief efforts continue.

Since severe weather began Sunday The Salvation Army has continued to serve across eight states affected by heavy rain and tornadoes and has served over 36,000 meals, snacks and drinks – as well as spiritual and emotional support – to hundreds of disaster survivors and first responders. The Salvation Army has deployed 22 mobile feeding units  across the Midwest and Deep South.

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

To give online, click here or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You may 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 “April 2014 Tornado and Flood Relief” may be mailed to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

For more information on The Salvation Army’s response, visit blog.salvationarmyusa.org, facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or twitter.com/salvationarmyus.

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and 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 T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating, you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army 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.