A crisp fall morning in the Shenandoah Valley college town of Harrisonburg, Virginia, was interrupted by a large explosion and fire Saturday Morning. The explosion flattened a strip mall just a few blocks west of the James Madison University campus and about 30 yards from the finish line for a 10-mile race. The Salvation Army of Harrisonburg quickly mobilized to offer food and comfort to first responders at the scene who remained on duty for several hours to ensure the flames were extinguished [READ MORE]
LAFAYETTE, LA (October 17, 2020) The Salvation Army is winding up its disaster services in the Acadiana area of South Louisiana. Over 99% of the power has been restored in this area and most of the residents are returning to normal activities. With the support of nine Mobile Feeding Units from across the Southeast, approximately 20,000 meals have been provided, 11,000 drinks and 14,000 snacks. There have been over 3,000 personal encounters in which emotional [READ MORE]
LAFAYETTE, LA (October 14, 2020) – Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Units are continuing to provide meals, snacks, and drinks to the hardest areas of Acadiana. Personnel is also on hand to provide Emotional and Spiritual care as needed. This can simply involve a listening ear, a word of prayer, or encouragement. Over 8,300 meals have been served, as well as 4,700 drinks and snacks.
Although the Feeding Units rove as area's needs are [READ MORE]
Lake Charles, Louisiana (October 14, 2020) – Twelve disaster response units and Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams hit the streets of Lake Charles, on day four of service, after Hurricane Delta tore through the area. In addition to serving meals, snacks and drinks, staff and volunteers had the opportunity to pray with more than 360 individuals on Tuesday.
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Lake Charles, Louisiana (October 13, 2020) – After several demanding weeks serving Lake Charles communities affected after Hurricane Laura, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams from Texas have returned to those same neighborhoods now beaten by Hurricane Delta. Much of the area is once again without power and The Salvation Army service continues to be focused on providing food, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care to those in crisis.
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Jackson, MS (October 11, 2020) – Hurricane Delta made landfall overnight Friday, October 9th, near the town of Creole, Louisiana, a city in Cameron Parish with 660 residents, as a Category 2 hurricane. Creole is approximately 12 miles east, where Hurricane Laura made landfall six weeks ago. Thankfully, Hurricane Delta quickly weakened into a tropical depression and very few areas were affected.
The Salvation Army’s focus for service delivery will be Southwest [READ MORE]
JACKSON, Miss. (October 10, 2020) – Hurricane Delta made landfall overnight near Creole, Louisiana, a city in Cameron Parish with 660 residents, as a Category 2 hurricane. Creole is approximately 12 miles east of where Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall only six weeks ago.
As of 7 AM CDT today, Delta is a tropical storm moving north/northeast near 16 mph and is expected to continue to weaken into a tropical depression later today. A motion toward the [READ MORE]
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 8) — The Salvation Army is activating its Emergency Disaster Services to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders affected by Hurricane Delta and those still feeling the effects of Hurricanes Laura and Sally.
“This storm is heading toward an area of the country that has already seen so much destruction from hurricanes this year,” said Jeff Jellets, Emergency [READ MORE]
Beaumont, Texas (October 9, 2020) – Hurricane Delta, the 25th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic season, made landfall on Friday evening as a Category 2 storm near Creole, LA. The main path of the storm is almost identical to that of Hurricane Laura, which hit the Gulf Coast only six weeks ago on August 29, 2020. Several communities in [READ MORE]