Salvation Army ready to respond to Hurricane Isaac
Published 29 August 2012
The Salvation Army has mobilised staff and resources to serve people impacted by Hurricane Isaac.
It has readied 12 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen that together can provide 31,000 meals per day.
The Salvation Army tweeted that many of its Gulf Coast shelters are at maximum capacity.
The centres in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are equipped with shower units, and hygiene and clean-up kits are being distributed to people in need.
Staff will also be on hand to provide spiritual care to people affected by the hurricane.
Residents of New Orleans have been storm-proofing their homes and businesses in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac’s landfall this morning, seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
It already tore through the Florida Keys over the weekend and The Salvation Army is providing care for the communities of Wellington and Lake Worth, as well as downtown Tampa and surrounding areas hit by flooding and power outages.
“We are taking every precaution to make sure that anyone who is impacted by Isaac – resident or emergency responder – has all they need to make it through the storm, physically and spiritually,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in the United States.
“Our personnel are taking the storm very seriously and will be ready to respond and move into impacted areas to provide needed support.”
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