WJAR Telethon Harvey

NBC10 Sinclair Cares raises funds for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

WJAR Telethon HarveyRhode Island State Office Coordinator Major Steven Stoops and NBC 10's Lindsay Iadeluca

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread damage across Texas. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers.

WJAR Telethon HarveyNBC 10's Mario Hilario taking your calls!

Even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need.

On Friday, NBC10 and the Salvation Army teamed up to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

WJAR Telethon HarveyNewport Corps Officer Lieutenant James Bang

We are happy to report that thanks to your generosity we were able to raise more than $87,671. All money raised will go directly to relief efforts in Texas.

WJAR Telethon HarveyProvidence Citadel Officer Captain Jessica Berkhoudt

Hurricane Irma is considered to be one of the most serious hurricane threats to Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army will need and deploy more personnel than on any other weather event in the organization’s history. With a presence in every zip code in the United States, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

WJAR Telethon Harvey

“Response efforts to these catastrophic weather events will be costly and last for years,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army’s National Community Relations and Development Secretary. “With generous public support, The Salvation Army will be here to help the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma for as long as they’re in need.”

100 percent of designated gifts will be used in support of those affected by both weather events.

Disaster Relief Overview (9/6) – 4:20 p.m. CST/5:20 p.m. EST

  • Deployed 95 mobile feeding units (Each mobile feeding unit can serve up to 1,500 meals per day )
  • Set up two field kitchens (Each field kitchen can serve up to 15,000 meals per day )
  • Served 280,708 meals
  • Distributed 4,737 food boxes
  • Served 280,811 drinks
  • Distributed 6,374 comfort kits
  • Distributed 1,308 clean-up kits
  • Provided 38,999 hours of employee and volunteer service
  • Served 215,419 snacks
  • Provided emotional and spiritual care to 19,261 first responders and survivors
  • Delivered mobile shower units to George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston

To contribute to The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text “STORM” to 51555.

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