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The Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Florence

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(September 14, 2018) The Salvation Army of Eastern PA and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services is on standby for potential deployment in response to Hurricane Florence, as it makes its way inland along the coast of the Carolinas.

Since Monday, September 10, The Salvation Army has been working around the clock to mobilize response teams to prepare and respond to needs after landfall. More than 60 mobile feeding units from around the country are stationed along the coast to serve communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Trained personnel are also preparing to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to individuals and families impacted by the storm and first responders. We are there before, during, and after the storm. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Florence”

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PIERCING THE DARKNESS

By Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders, Public Information Officer – Naples Incident Command.

The Salvation Army Working to Shine Light in the Community (Collier County, Florida)

Clervania Lahens wasn’t expecting much for her birthday gift – perhaps some dark chocolate or a lovely bouquet of wildflowers.  She would have even settled for a few moments of peace and quiet, especially since she shares her home with her husband and two sets of twins ages 3 and 15, as well as her other children ages 5, 11, 17, and 20. Never in her wildest dreams would she have believed her birthday gift would be more precious than gold – her life.

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“Hurricane Irma came on my birthday.  What a wild, wild day,” shared Clervania. “Celebrating another year takes on a whole new meaning when you think it may be your last.  My birthday gift became the safety of my family, as well as our home.” Continue reading “PIERCING THE DARKNESS”

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Social Media Connects Hurricane Survivors and Relief Aid in Houston

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Alexandra Ferber, The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE, gets a hug from Sandra Kizzee, Hurricane Harvey survivor in Houston, Texas

Social media transcended rain, flood waters, and 1,800 miles to bring much needed hurricane relief to one Houston community with help from The Salvation Army. It started with a message to The Salvation Army of Greater Houston’s Facebook page.

“Can 77044 zip code get some help from Salvation Army? C.E. King/Tidwell area need hot meal truck in their neighborhood. These families have lost everything and do not have transportation to a help center and no one has come through with meals for these families.”

Continue reading “Social Media Connects Hurricane Survivors and Relief Aid in Houston”