The Salvation Army has activated all of its US and Canadian emergency disaster response assets, in an unprecedented response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma which have wrought devastation across large areas of the Caribbean and southern USA. These units are able to provide food, shelter and emotional and spiritual care to those impacted by this ongoing devastating weather event.
The international leader of The Salvation Army, General André Cox writes: ‘As you would expect The Salvation Army was quickly deployed, as we are always ready to respond to human need. The Salvation Army in the USA is well resourced, trained and networked to be able to respond instantly and work in partnership with other agencies. As with other disasters around the world, The Salvation Army is not just there for the immediate crisis. We are there for the duration – to see people through the immediate disaster and to help them rebuild lives, homes, businesses and communities.’ See his full letter here.
In light of the scale of the response needed, The Salvation Army has launched an international fundraising appeal to resource the relief effort. Gifts in kind are not being sought at this time. Donate Here
General André Cox has also during his visit to affected areas this last week has recorded a special video message available here.