Hundreds of families displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico have relocated to Philadelphia with little more than the clothes on their backs. The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is among several agencies in the city who are assisting these families as they rebuild their lives.
In response to the influx of Puerto Ricans evacuating to Philadelphia following Hurricane Maria, the city established a Disaster Assistance Service Center (DASC), located at Rivera Recreation Center at 5th Street and Allegheny Avenue. The Salvation Army has provided $97,600 of assistance to 424 families seeking assistance at the DASC in the form of $100 gift cards to Target (up to $300 per family). Continue reading “Hurricane Maria Relief: Philadelphia and Beyond”→
As the island of Puerto Rico slowly starts to recover from Hurricane Maria, The Salvation Army remains steadfast in its efforts to provide food, essential supplies, comfort and care to tens of thousands impacted by the storm. Additional personnel from the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (Pendel) Division deployed this week to aid in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.