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The Salvation Army Continues Disaster Relief for Both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma


The 2017 hurricane season has been like no other. Hurricane Harvey brought widespread devastation to Texas, triggering one of the largest disaster relief operations in The Salvation Army’s history. Now our organization stands poised to respond to Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful tropical storms the Western Hemisphere has ever seen.

“Response efforts to these catastrophic weather events will be costly and last for years,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army’s National Community Relations and Development Secretary. “With generous public support, The Salvation Army will be here to help the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma for as long as they’re in need.”

As of Sept. 7, The Salvation Army has deployed 95 mobile feeding units, set up four field kitchens, and served 311,955 meals total. The Salvation Army Western Division, based in Omaha, is on standby for manpower and equipment.

Financial contributions are best
Donations will be used to help survivors of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, across impacted areas.

To best help hurricane relief efforts, make a financial donation. A cash donation allows The Salvation Army to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need. Monetary contributions are also easiest to get to the disaster area.

The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. If you donate to Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma (and designate your gift to that disaster), 100 percent of the gift will be used in support of that event. It may be used to provide food and drinks to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to those affected, or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area.

You can donate clothing and additional used items to your local Salvation Army Family Store, which helps support Salvation Army programs in your community.

To contribute to The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts, visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555, or mail a check (designated “Hurricane 2017”) to The Salvation Army Western Divisional Headquarters, 10755 Burt St., Omaha, NE 68114.


Volunteers needed
The Salvation Army in Omaha will provide the required training for volunteers. Call the volunteer department at 402-898-6000.

For the latest information on relief efforts, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and watch for regular updates at www.facebook.com/SalArmyEDS and www.twitter.com/SalArmyEDS.