Posts Tagged: USA

Salvation Army in Connecticut Responds to School Shooting Tragedy

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The Salvation Army, being part of the community, has provided food and support to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, USA, after 26 people – including 20 children – lost their lives in a gun attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Southern New England divisional leaders, Majors Dave and Eunice Champlin, supported people who had lost loved ones at the evening vigil on Friday, December 14 – the night of the shooting – along with divisional headquarters officers Majors Steven and Valerie Lopes, and Captain Todd Hughes (corps officer from neighbouring

The Salvation Army Helps the Hurting in Greater New York

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It’s the visible pain of a woman standing at a Salvation Army distribution site in Island Park on Long Island with her mother and dog, Baxter, in hand shivering. Shannon Foster said she moved into her new house in Island Park just three days before the Hurricane destroyed it. Shannon, tearing up, was there for dog food which she said was rapidly running out. Then there’s Magalys Cuevas, who showed up for blankets and more of what The Salvation Army and EXTRA had dropped off. Said Magalys, “I have three

Oil Giant BP Donates to Hurricane Isaac Relief Efforts

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Jackson, MS – The Salvation Army is most appreciative of oil giant BP’s donation to support relief efforts related to Isaac, which lashed Louisiana and Mississippi with flooding rains and wind. BP’s $1M donation will be made to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army and divided equally between the two hard-hit states. In addition the donation, BP says it’s also providing assistance to employees and their families in the region. Since August 24, 2012, The Salvation Army has provided over 6,000 meals from its canteens in 10 locations

Salvation Army Serves in Gulf Coast Disaster

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As Tropical Storm Isaac slowly moves northward through Louisiana, Salvation Army personnel are in impacted regions along the Gulf Coast. The storm, which made landfall as a hurricane, has caused significant flooding throughout the region including in Plaquemines Parish, about 50 miles southeast of New Orleans. The Salvation Army has been providing food and hydration to residents of Florida and will deploy mobile kitchens along the Gulf Coast. “With the amount of rain and flooding that Tropical Storm Isaac has produced in Gulf Coast communities, we expect there to be

Salvation Army Mobilizes Emergency Teams to Combat Hurricane Isaac

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Alexandria, Virginia – With Isaac officially upgraded to a category one hurricane, The Salvation Army is mobilizing its emergency response teams and supplies along the Gulf Coast in preparation for landfall. The storm is expected to continue gaining strength with storm surges and heavy rainfalls, with a path through New Orleans and the southeastern Louisiana coast. The Salvation Army is prepared to provide food and hydration as well as emotional and spiritual care to anyone impacted by Hurricane Isaac. The Salvation Army has 12 mobile feeding units, a fully equipped

Salvation Army Teams Undertake Wildfire Response in Colorado

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Salvation Army teams are providing relief and support services to residents of the Waldo Canyon area of Colorado, following a wildfire that President Barack Obama described as causing ‘enormous devastation’. The blaze, considered to be part of the worst fire season in the state’s history, has destroyed almost 18,000 acres since it began on 23 June. Hundreds of homes have been razed and tens of thousands of people evacuated. The enormous blaze is now more than 70 per cent under control, according to official sources, but it may be another

Salvation Army Responds as Tornadoes Bring Destruction Across the United States

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The Salvation Army is providing aid to people affected by tornadoes in the U.S. At least 39 people have been killed and many hundreds were forced from their homes. The tornado season has started unusually early this year, with more tornadoes reported on 29 February and 1 March than are normally seen in the whole of March. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are on standby to respond to severe weather and tornado watches and warnings that are still in effect in much of the region. Salvation Army personnel

Salvation Army Provides Support to Communities Affected by Wildfires in Texas

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Salvation Army mobile feeding units are providing round-the-clock assistance to firefighters battling wildfires in Texas, U.S. The worst fires are still burning in Bastrop County, about 30 miles east of the state’s capital city, Austin. Two people are known to have been killed and more than 600 homes have been lost in the county, along with another 400 in the rest of the state. Texas Governor Rick Perry told a press conference on Tuesday 6 September that fires have brought destruction across more than 100,000 acres over the past week.

9/11 Remembered

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On September 11, 2001, The Salvation Army was the first relief agency to reach Ground Zero. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Salvation Army New York will open its doors to honor victims, heroes and promote hope in a community that continues to heal.

The Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Irene

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As residents deal with the aftermath of Irene, a massive storm that pounded the U.S. East Coast, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Personnel continue their significant response efforts. • Salvation Army resources, including dozens of mobile canteen units each able to serve more than 1,500 meals per day, are on the move throughout the East Coast and inland, responding to calls from federal, state and local agencies requesting assistance. This work ranges from feeding at shelters to providing drinking water at nursing homes to handing out pillows and blankets to