The Salvation Army Georgia Division Prepares for Hurricane Ian
Atlanta, GA (September 27, 2022) - As Hurricane Ian tracks towards Georgia, The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Emergency Disaster Services, Officers, Staff and Volunteers stand prepared and ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers ahead of an anticipated impact from the remnants of this dangerous storm.
As Ian approaches Florida, a strong onshore flow is expected to bring significant impacts to coastal areas of Georgia late Wednesday into Thursday. Salvation Army facilities and Units across Georgia are anticipating threats of high winds, coastal and flash flooding and will continue to communicate with local Emergency Management Agencies, Critical Infrastructure partners and Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
In times of disaster, The Salvation Army traditionally serves and prepares meals from its mobile canteens, helps distribute cleaning supplies, and offers comfort to those impacted. In preparation of Hurricane Ian’s possible residual effects, a total of 23 canteens (mobile kitchens) from Salvation Army locations across Georgia are being readied for service or mutual aid to the affected areas, should they be needed.
How To Help:
Donate online: www.helpsalvationarmy.org, by selecting “Hurricane Ian” in the dropdown menu
Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
To learn more about The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Ian, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmy.org
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 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. 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.