Salvation Army Deploying For New Jersey in Reponse to Hurricane Ida
Portland, ME – The Salvation Army of Northern New England is sending Libby Farmer, a trained emergency disaster volunteer from the Bath Salvation Army to New Jersey. Libby will work with the teams on the ground providing survivors of Hurricane Ida with food, clothing, clean up kits and financial support.
Libby is a longtime volunteer with our Salvation Army in Bath, Maine and has had an interest in disaster work for the last few years. She has trained in emergency disaster care that includes incident management, mobile unit operations, food service, logistics and planning. This is Libby’s first deployment, and she is ready to serve for the next two weeks. Libby expressed, “I am grateful to have this opportunity to help others in this time of need.”
The Salvation Army has expanded their massive operation further to meet immediate need through feeding, sheltering, emotional and spiritual care, and other services for survivors and first responders as widespread power outages and flooding affect Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Trained emergency response teams are providing meals, water, supplies and care to the affected areas, with additional resources on the way.
Eastern Territory Response:
- Trained emergency response teams in the northeast have already provided:
- 3,935 meals
- 15,738 snacks
- 15,807 drinks
- 96 emotional and spiritual care meetings
- 7,116 comfort and hygiene kits
- 4,013 cleanup kits
- 443 PPE
- Multiple Salvation Army facilities have incurred flood damage.
- Incident command centers have been established in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
- Assisting with shelter support throughout New Jersey at locations such as South Hunterdon Regional High School
- Mobile feeding units have been activated in the Mamaroneck, NY area, as well as five locations in Pennsylvania
- Mobile distribution of cleanup kits, supplies and other goods continues to be critical to those that are
- seeking to recover from the flood. Distribution is ongoing across multiple areas currently.
- Emergency shelters are being created to meet immediate needs.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s continued response, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. To make
a financial gift and support Hurricane Ida relief:
- Visit give.helpsalvationarmy.org
- Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Text GIVE to 52000 to donate $10 automatically through your cell phone bill
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.