Salvation Army Continues to Respond to Hurricane Dorian

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, The Salvation Army continues to help those affected.

“The Salvation Army is committed to assisting those affected by Hurricane Dorian for as long as we are needed,” says Perron Goodyear, territorial director of emergency disaster services in Canada and Bermuda.

In the Maritimes, emergency disaster services personnel are on the frontlines serving food and providing emotional and spiritual care.

In the Bahamas, emergency disaster services personnel from the international Salvation Army are being mobilized to Nassau, Freeport and Abaco.

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Four days after powerful storm Dorian blasted through the Maritimes, tens of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. Crews continue to chainsaw through trees and repair downed power lines.

To date, The Salvation Army in the Halifax area has served at three locations, providing over 840 meals and emotional and spiritual care to those who were displaced or affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Salvation Army communitry response unit feeds workers after Hurrican Dorian Dor

Salvation Army community response unit provides food and hydration to workers assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

In the downtown core of Halifax, The Salvation Army’s community response unit is roaming the streets in one of the hardest hit areas to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to workers assisting with clean-up, recovery and restoration of power.

Salvation Army shelters are being readied for occupants, and clothes are being received and sorted ready for distribution.

Meetings have been arranged with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and visits made to government shelters to assess needs both in Nassau and the devastated northern islands of the Bahamas.

Transporting supplies and access to many areas continues to be difficult. As soon as they are able, Salvation Army staff and volunteers will prepare meals for distribution.

To donate to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, click here.