Salvation Army Helps Residents In Areas Damaged By Hurricane Ida. Image Credit - The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Local Centers Respond To Hurricane Ida Helping Those Hit Hard By The Storm

Trained disaster staff mobilize relief efforts in multiple states in the Northeast

New York, NY, (September 2, 2021)The Salvation Army has activated its Emergency Disaster Services personnel in the Northeast to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which has severely impacted several states in the region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

Hurricane Ida Gonzalez Command Post. Image Credit - The Salvation Army

Hurricane Ida Gonzalez Command Post. Image Credit – The Salvation Army

“We are doing everything in our power to respond efficiently and effectively to the impacts made by Hurricane Ida,” said Robert Myers III, the Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s USA Eastern Territory. “With the continued generosity of the public, The Salvation Army will remain on the ground serving those affected by the storm for however long our services are needed.”

Salvation Army Building. Image Credit - Stephen Andrews

Salvation Army Building. Image Credit – Stephen Andrews

Hurricane Ida brought torrential rainfall to the northeastern U.S., and severe flooding has impacted numerous counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Coming so soon after Tropical Storm Henri drenched the region, the latest flooding could limit the ability of relief teams to reach those in need. Multiple Salvation Army facilities in the region have incurred various levels of flood damage.

Hurricane Space Image. Image Credit - NASA

Hurricane Space Image. Image Credit – NASA

As a community-based organization with a presence in almost every ZIP code in the country, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to respond with a clear understanding of each impacted area’s needs. As it ramps up its response efforts, several steps have already been taken to assist those affected:

• Incident Command centers have been established in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
• Mobile feeding units are being prepared for deployment to serve food, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders.
o Each mobile feeding unit can serve 500 to 1,500 meals per day.
• Fixed Corps locations are being prepared to provide feeding, emergency shelter, and other needed support to those affected.
• Clean-up kits are being distributed to communities in the affected areas.

Salvation Army Mobile Food Unit. Image Credit - The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Mobile Food Unit. Image Credit – The Salvation Army

In addition, Salvation Army disaster personnel are collaborating with federal, state, and local emergency management agencies and other partners to monitor ongoing impacts and evolve response efforts as needed.

Hurricane Ida comes in the middle of what is predicted to be a busy hurricane season. In light of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has evolved service delivery with extra precautions such as social distancing at food distribution sites, adapted feeding models, and updated personal protective equipment requirements.

Hurricane Ida Food Relief Efforts. Image Credit - The Salvation Army

Hurricane Ida Food Relief Efforts. Image Credit – The Salvation Army

A digital media kit with current and historical Emergency Disaster Services assets can be found here.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s continued response, visit salvationarmyusa.org or disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To make a financial gift to support ongoing disaster relief efforts:

• Donate online: give.helpsalvationarmy.org
• Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

Emergency Meal Preparation. Image Credit - The Salvation Army

Emergency Meal Preparation. Image Credit – The Salvation Army

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. During times of disaster, 100 percent of designated donations to The Salvation Army are used for immediate response and long-term efforts. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and
#DoingTheMostGood.

 

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7 Comments

  • Avatar Kelly C. says:

    I heard this paper is up to “phase IV” whatever that means. My cousin’s bff from childhood is a contributor. She said that the paper has a plan that is broken down into phases and actually has some big-name backers that are going to see it through. As I understand, there is a 0% chance of this failing, I won’t mention any names, but you would definitely recognize at least two of them. One of them…a long list of start-up successes under their belt. If it’s true, you’re going to be shocked. When I say big names, I mean BIG.

    I don’t know how many phases there are, but I do see the paper seems to shift and change a lot. Also, I see other local competitors taking all this paper’s distinctiveness, from the way titles on videos look to taglines.

    In any event, this small paper now sets the tone. I might be interested in a position, as I’ve had just about enough in my current line of work, and had a minor in college in journalism.

    • Avatar Just wondering says:

      Why are you telling us any of this? I think 1) You’re dumb as f*** and if you end up in a prison for blasting a business plan online, that makes sense. And, 2) This “paperless” is dumb as f*** for letting this comment slip through.

  • Avatar Just wondering says:

    Yeah, I’m sure they’ll give you a job as a “journalist” after you come on their frikkin forum and write that kind of junk. Let me give you a hint: Gossip is not complimentary, ever. Especially in one’s home or web site. So seriously, shut the f*** up and leave us alone already.

  • Avatar Kelly C. says:

    You don’t even know me. For one, I know these people, so you should be the one to shut the f*** up. I doubt you know any of them, anyway. Secondly, mind your g***** business. Again: Mind your business, fool!

    Oh, and thirdly, it was all public, fool. There was a meeting attended by other businesses, also a dinner, so if you missed that, I’m sure there’s always next time. I do have a minor in journalism and worked for a good company for six years. I’m sure I earn more than you, but not going there. And yes I do want a job. I am forward and I have chutzpuh. I am not shy to ask for what I need. I don’t know you and you’re just some troll loser. Just get a life already. Am I going to have to start a new job that on day one, I’m getting a restraining order against you?

    • Avatar Jasper says:

      Kelly, you’re really getting upset over not much at all. I think you’re making a terrible impression to us all. Maybe you’re a great person, but we only know you by what you come on here and post. And, I have to say, you’re over the top. So what you know this one and that one? Are you even serious? This is NYC and there are a lot more interesting people to know than a bunch of journalists. Seriously, get a grip.

      You are what some people call a Karen. There, I said it. Thank *** you can’t be next to me when you read this. I feel sorry for your husband/wife, mom, dad, siblings,kids, neighbors, fellow class-moms, fellow team-parents.

      You are so over the top. Do you even know this?

  • Avatar Dustin says:

    It’s all part of a plan. I know a lot more about this than most.

    These people are out of left field. Weird as can be bunch. Nice people, but strange to the MAX.

    But deadly serious. And, competent.

    Not at all competitive, in fact these guys are oblivious to all that.

    Just into what they do. And, yes; some movers and shakers in their midst. That’s all I’ll say. It’s more of a gauge of the level they’re at than anything else.

    Don’t listen to gossip that you read on message boards. Not healthy.

  • Avatar up to phase V now says:

    up to phase V now

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