Last week, The Salvation Army of New Orleans received a 1,000 “disaster kits” from generous retailer Best Buy.
The kits, designed to provide connectivity during times of crisis, contain a Rocketfish mobile charger, Energizer batteries AA and AAA, an Energizer flashlight with batteries, and a light stick – all products of Best Buy.
Be Prepared first entered my mind through a Boy Scout manual, and at the time, the phrase played well with the black & white adventures I encountered on our first television set. I learned that if I was ever going to co-pilot for Sky King, hunt with Daniel Boone, or ride beside Marshall Dillon, I would have to be prepared.
Thanks to the generosity and prayers of our supporters – such as BP, AmeriCares, local businesses, and donors from across the country – we are continuing to provide shelter, food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to residents in the Gulf Coast following Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival almost one week ago.
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.
Residents of New Orleans may feel tropical storm force winds by midnight Monday in anticipation for Hurricane Isaac’s landfall on the Gulf Coast early Wednesday morning, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.