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Faithe Colas, Community Relations Director
The Salvation Army USA National Fact
Sheet—Hurricane Sandy 11-09-12
latest updates on The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster, please
visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Blog.SalvationArmyUSA.org, Twitter and Facebook.
Despite the winter nor’easter storm
through the east coast, The Salvation Army has continued to provide relief
services for thousands of Hurricane Sandy survivors and will continue to do so
Salvation Army continues to provide food, hydration, emotional support and
other supplies to residents of the most heavily impacted areas including New
York and New Jersey.
York City, The Salvation Army, the lead agency for the City’s Food Access
Plan, is providing meals, hydration and emotional support to thousands. The
effort of the Food Access Plan brings together resources from several members
of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) including the
American Red Cross, as well as the City Council, the NYPD, the National Guard
and dozens of volunteers.
New Jersey, The Salvation Army continued to provide critical services despite
the nor’easter from mobile feeding kitchens (canteens).
· In coordination with
volunteer and other partner organizations, The Salvation Army has helped
provide more than 1.7 million meals and drinks to impacted residents.
· Overall, The Salvation
provided food and water, as well other items including:
· Baby formula
· Diapers and baby wipes
· Batteries and
toothpasteGloves and hand warmers
· Shampoo and Conditioner
· The Salvation Army is
leading efforts at 12 locations in New York City to provide needed food, water
and other supplies to Sandy survivors.
· The Salvation Army is
providing critical services in 12 counties in New Jersey.
Salvation Army is providing life sustaining services to hundreds of first
responders and survivors at 16 shelters.
· The Salvation Army has 11
operational mobile feeding canteens located in New Jersey, and has been serving
meals in 12 counties.
These services are being provided through the efforts of 300 Salvation Army
volunteers, officers, and staff, and made possible by the generous support of
the people of New Jersey.
In New York City:
· As the lead agency for the
City’s Food Access Plan, The Salvation Army is working with a broad
coalition of partners from across the city to coordinate the distribution of
badly needed water and food supplies to 12 sites in Staten Island, Queens,
Brooklyn and Manhattan.
· The effort brings together
resources from several members of the Volunteer Organizations Active in
Disasters (VOAD) including the American Red Cross, as well as the City Council,
the NYPD, the National Guard and dozens of volunteers from across New York
· With the
assistance of 400 National Guard troops, service sites were established in
public parks and playgrounds in the hardest hit areas. More than 160,000 liters
of water and nearly 860,000 meals have been distributed to approximately
200,000 local residents. In addition, meals are being delivered to the
apartments and homes of shut-in residents in these areas.
· The Salvation Army has
provided feeding to all Special Needs Shelters and senior homes, providing more
than 24,000 meals to people in need.
· On Long Island, The
Salvation Army is serving meals at the eight local fire houses in the evening.
center locations include:
· Parking Lot – Corner
of Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
· Midland Beach –
Capodano Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
· Beach 41st St. Community
Center – Beach 40th St and Beach Channel Drive
· Hammel Playground –
84th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
· Red Fern House Community
Center – Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive
· St. Helen’s Roman
Catholic Church – 157th Ave. & 83rdSt.
· Our Lady of Grace –
100-85 159th Ave. (BTW 100th and 101st Streets)
· St. Francis De Sales
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
· Walbaum Parking Lot
112th and Rockaway Beach Blvd (Drop Off)
· Calvary Baptist Church
– Hicks St., Mill St. and W. 9th St.
· Brighton Beach –
Brighton Beach and Coney Island Ave
· Our Lady of Solace Church
– Mermaid Avenue and 19th St.
· The Salvation Army
maintains a fleet of disaster vehicles and supply warehouses across the United
States to enable speedy mobilization.
· There are more than 300
emergency response vehicles in the eastern and southern United States alone and
nearly 600 units nationwide.
· These units are able to
serve thousands of meals and drinks per day when operating at full capacity.
· In addition to food,
hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation Army is also
prepared to provide:
kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
· Hygiene kits
· Shower units
· First-aid supplies
· Communications support
EXTRA, the nationally syndicated entertainment show, with A.J. Calloway and
Special correspondent Hilaria Baldwin helped distribute a tractor trailer full
of water batteries, coats children’s books, socks, diapers, snack bars
and more to people receiving help from The Salvation Army in New York. Supplies
were provided by EXTRA, who partnered with corporate friends to help meet the
· New York Jets
have noted $500,000 to relief efforts, to be split between The Salvation Army,
the Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief, and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey
Foundation donated 13 18-wheeler trucks containing $800,000 worth of supplies,
including 150 generators, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, hygiene and
sanitation products, first aid kits, gas cans and other useful materials to The
Salvation Army in New York and New Jersey.
· FedEx Corp. has donated
$100,000 in cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to support The
Salvation Army’s relief efforts in response to Sandy, as part of a $1.2
million commitment to several humanitarian organizations providing disaster
· Target also
committed a $50,000 cash donation to The Salvation Army to benefit the
survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
· The PNC Foundation will
donate $150,000 to The Salvation Army to support relief efforts. The foundation
also will match PNC employee contributions to The Salvation Army and other
organizations up to a total of $150,000.
· Albertsons Markets LLC,
from now through November 15, will run an in-store fundraiser to support The
Salvation Army's Hurricane Sandy disaster response and recovery efforts.
· The National Football
League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with their
players’ unions, will each donate $1 million to humanitarian
organizations responding to Hurricane Sandy, including The Salvation Army.
· The Oakland A’s
(MLB) Community Fund will be accepting monetary donations to help support those
affected by Hurricane Sandy, with proceeds going to The Salvation Army as well
as the Humane Society of the United States.
· Eli Lilly announced it
will match, dollar for dollar, every donation a Lilly employee makes to The
Salvation Army or the American Red Cross toward Hurricane Sandy relief.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and
move into the areas of greatest need.
· The Salvation
extremely gratified for the continued support of the donating public.
· To date, the Army has
received more than $4.5 million in online donations alone to support relief
efforts, and more than $540,000 through 1-800-SAL-ARMY. To date, The Salvation
Army’s mail appeal has raised more than $5,500.
· Donors are
encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling
· You can also text the word
“STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone;
to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
· Those interested in
volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. Please note
that disaster service training is a prerequisite for volunteering in a disaster
zone and not all registered volunteers will be called on to serve.
· Due to the high expense
and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods
and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any
individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In
times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock.
By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation
Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future
disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster
Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012
Hurricane Season” on all checks.
· Corporations, foundations
and others interested in donating to The Salvation Army response effort should
contact Janella Eccleston at Janella_Eccleston@usc.salvationarmy.org or
Your donations make a real
$10 donation feeds a
disaster survivor for one day.
· A $30 donation provides
one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household
cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
· A $100 donation can serve
snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a
· A $250
donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station
operational for 24 hours.
· A $500 donation keeps a
Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.
The Salvation Army is one of the nation’s largest
disaster service and responds to hundreds of disasters across the country each
(August 2005): The Salvation Army provided more than 5.6 million meals to
survivors and first responders of Hurricane Katrina, and 2.5 million people
were assisted with emergency food, casework, emotional and spiritual care.
· Haitian Earthquake
(January 2010): The Salvation Army packaged and delivered more than 10 million
meals to Haiti, and more than 27,000 survivors were treated at Salvation Army
medical facilities. Additionally, The Salvation Army distributed approximately
8,000 hygiene kits.
U.S. Tornado Outbreak (April & May 2011): The Salvation Army served nearly
one million meals and distributed 50,000 hygiene kits, and more than 10,000
people received emotional and spiritual care.
Major George Hood, National Community Relations
“The Salvation Army’s work and the work of other government and
relief organizations has only begun in response to Hurricane Sandy. We expect
this to be a long-term recovery process that will take time to rebuild the
lives and homes that were lost throughout New York, New Jersey, and other areas
along the east coast. The Salvation Army though, will be there every step of
the way to make sure people get back on their feet.”
About The Salvation Army
Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in
London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million
Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the
broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is
used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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