Relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico and US. Virgin Islands after the devastation of Hurricane Irma
Families and individuals in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are having to face another round of potential devastation, threatened by Hurricane Maria. The Salvation Army continues to provide food and hydration to the affected residents. To ensure the charity is prepared to serve following Hurricane Maria, The Salvation Army is working with local and national partners, like UPS, to send containers of water, food, and vital supplies to key areas of need.
“The Salvation Army continues to remain steadfast in its mission to serve those desperate for resources,” said Captain Luis Merced, Divisional Secretary of the Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands. “We continue to push our staff and partners to provide food, supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the devastating weather events now and well into disaster recovery.”
Some key updates for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands are:
In Puerto Rico
In St. Thomas
As communities become accessible, The Salvation Army’s mobile emergency feeding teams, hydration vehicles, and personnel are moving through the affected areas to provide food, supplies, as well as emotional and spiritual support. This will continue until it is no longer needed.
How People Can Help
Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.
Donate By Phone:
Text to Give:
STORM to 51555
Mail Checks - ** Please designate “Hurricane 2017” on all checks.
The Salvation Army
PO Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
About The Salvation Army Disaster Services
The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to serve those impacted by the storm, however long it takes, because they are there before, during, and after impact. Beyond serving immediate physical needs, they also meet the emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to catastrophic events. The Salvation Army: