THE SALVATION ARMY AND PARTNERS
PROVIDE STORM RELIEF TO WEARY NEW YORKERS
(NEW YORK, NY, November 6, 2012) ---
The Salvation Army, working in tandem with its coalition of partner agencies
that includes the New York City Office of the Mayor, National Guard, New York
City Office of Emergency Management, New York City Housing Authority, and the
NYPD, continues to bring relief and recovery to communities in the Greater New
York area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
New York City, 10 distribution feeding sites coordinated by The Salvation Army
and its partners continue to provide food, hydration and supplies to thousands
of individuals and families still without power and coping with increasingly
cold temperatures. Yesterday, November 5th, the sites (then 11 of
them) alone served a total of 257,304 meals and 61,200 liters of water, while
distributing 21,000 blankets and 8,000 ponchos. Current distribution locations include sites
located in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
addition to the regular distribution sites, The Salvation Army is providing
feeding support to a number of special-needs shelters, based at colleges around
the city, for people with special medical needs. A total of 24,325 meals have
been served at these locations to date.
In Staten Island, The Salvation Army and its partners are
operating three distribution sites, with another slated to open today at South
Beach/Cedar Grove in preparation for Wednesday's nor'easter that has been
predicted to hit our area. In anticipation of this new storm, as of Wednesday,
November 7th, hot meals will begin being served at the sites, which
had been primarily serving cold boxed meals. In addition to food and hydration,
clean-up kits are being distributed to Staten Island residents in need of them.
Up in the Bronx, The Salvation Army, working with the New
York City Department of Homeless Services, has begun sheltering 300 families at
The Army's Franklin Women's Triage and Referral Shelter.
On Long Island, The Army and its partners are continuing
to assess needs and optimize resources throughout Nassau and Suffolk
Counties. In addition to members of the
general community in need, The Army, working in tandem with Southern Baptist Convention
Disaster Relief, has served a total of 600 hot meals to firefighters and other
first responders at eight fire houses throughout Long Island. Emotional and
spiritual care is also being provided at these sites. Meals for first
responders are also being provided at The Salvation Army's Hempstead Community
Center., while The Army's Freeport Community Center has opened as a warming
donations are greatly needed as supplies and personnel continue to move into
areas of greatest need, and The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the continued support of
the donating public.
Donors can give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donors may also text NYSA to 52000 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to
confirm your gift, respond with the word, "Yes."*
Checks may be made payable to
The Salvation Army Greater New York Division, 120 West 14th Street, New York, NY, 10011.
Those interested in
volunteering should contact Jennifer Groff Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your name,
contact information, availability, preference for location, your email address,
and list the specific skills you have to offer. Thank you for reaching out to
volunteer with The Salvation Army. You will be contacted when needed.
Those wishing to make in-kind donations of items such as used clothing
and used furniture are encouraged to please consider donating such items to their
local Salvation Army Family Store by dropping them off or by dialing 1-800-SA-TRUCK
For more information
on The Salvation Army's response to Hurricane Sandy, visit:
Your donations make a real difference:
A $10 donation feeds a
disaster survivor for one day.
A $30 donation provides one
food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household
cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
A $100 donation can serve
snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a
A $250 donation can provide
one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24
A $500 donation keeps a
Salvation Army canteen (mobile-feeding unit) fully operational for one day.
About The Salvation Army Greater New York Division: An integral part of the community for
132 years, The Salvation Army in Greater New York operates more than 100
community and social service programs serving more than 750,000 people, regardless
of race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. For more information,
visit our website at www.SalvationArmyNY.org