Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States, The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to the residents affected.
Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, the historic storm struck and its aftermath was catastrophic. Experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages.
On impact of the storm, Salvation Army emergency disaster workers and volunteers, included personnel from Canada, were on hand to deliver relief in the form of shelter, food and hydration, and emotional and spiritual care.
In January 2006, The Salvation Army transitioned to long-term recovery. From reconstruction and support for volunteer rebuild teams to financial assistance programs for home repair and job training The Salvation Army has continued to aid in recovery.
The continuity of social services has been critical to the ongoing health of communities affected. After disaster, people rely on us to help them get back on their feet.
A relief and recovery effort of this magnitude would not have been possible without the generosity of Canadian donors whose support enabled The Salvation Army to serve with promptness and competence to help survivors rebuild their vibrant communities.