Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Dorian

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Hovering over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic onslaught has left unprecedented and extensive devastation in its wake. In the days ahead, The Salvation Army will provide food, clothing, tarpaulins and clean-up kits to people in need.

The Salvation Army’s divisional commander in the Bahamas, Major Clarence Ingram, says the organization is ready to provide assistance when the waters recede and, once the situation has stabilized, The Salvation Army’s primary role will be to provide nutritious meals to people in the official shelters.


As Dorian is expected to approach the Florida coast later today, 30 Salvation Army mobile feeding units are positioned across Florida, with each mobile kitchen ready to serve 500-1,500 meals per day. In addition to meals, clean-up kits and pastoral counselling will be provided to survivors and first-responders.


With seven emergency shelters open across Georgia, The Salvation Army is providing meals, snacks and drinks to first responders and others who are helping with evacuation efforts. Twenty-one mobile feeding units are available to quickly provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to impacted areas.


Preparations for disaster service are being made after a mandatory evacuation was ordered for coastal counties in South Carolina. Salvation Army units have been requested to provide local support for first responders, emergency management officials and residents, who are in the predicated path of the storm.


“Hurricane Dorian may have an impact on Atlantic Canada later this week,” says Perron Goodyear, emergency disaster services director for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. “Our ministry units, mobile feeding units and volunteers, are on standby to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care.

“We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. As one of Canada’s major emergency relief organizations we have the ability to provide both immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help.”

For over 100 years, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services program in Canada has assisted with disaster relief efforts. To donate and help people when disasters strike visit

Around the Territory - Bahamas Division Keep praying for the people of North Bahamas as they continue to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Posted by The Salvation Army - Caribbean Territory on Sunday, September 1, 2019