27 September 2017

 

In one of the worst Hurricane seasons in a decade, The Salvation Army is unwavering in its continued efforts to serve those affected by the storms. For Hurricane Irma and Maria, which obliterated much of Puerto Rico’s and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ infrastructure, The Salvation Army is working to meet the essential needs, and start on the path to recovery. 

“The Salvation Army is committed to serving those desperate for resources,” said Michael Orfitelli, Territorial Coordinator of Emergency Disaster Services. “We are grateful for the continued generosity of our donors and partners. These gifts provide food, supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the devastating weather events.” 

Some key updates for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands are (as of 9.25.17):

In Puerto Rico

  • The Salvation Army is delivering an average of 14,000 meals per day in San Juan, Loiza, Fajardo, Humacao, Guayama, Ponce, Areciro, Mayaguez, Penuelas, and Caguas.

In St. Thomas

  • In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army has partnered with the Dutch Reform Church to serve over 42,000 meals and snacks, along with delivering food, water, and supply boxes to the poorest communities on the Island. 
  • In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army is serving nearly 3,500 families daily. 

In St. John

  • The Salvation Army is partnering with a local cafe to serve 1,000 families each day.

In St. Croix

  • The Salvation Army is serving nearly 800 families each day. 

With a permanent footprint in the affected communities, The Salvation Army Disaster Services will continue to provide assistance until the need is met and beyond. 

How People Can Help

Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation. 

Online: 
HelpSalvationArmy.org 
 
Donate By Phone: 

1-800-SAL-ARMY 
 
Text to Give:
STORM to 51555