Loudoun Salvation Army Lends a Hand for Hurricane Victims

The Salvation Army of Loudoun County joined volunteers from the organization’s National Capital/Virginia Division to help victims in Georgia who had been in the path of Hurricane Irma.

The Salvation Army arrived with seven canteens to help with relief efforts. Volunteers provided food, and emotional and spiritual care.

“The damage from Irma’s raging winds and punishing rains initially appeared significant and widespread, but short of catastrophic,” Major Douglas McClure, Georgia incident management commander, said in a release. “We are here to help people impacted by the storm and will continually assess the best deployment of our resources to do so.”

He offered a few tips on how to help those hurt by the recent hurricanes. McClure said cash donations are the best way to help because they allow charitable relief agencies to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need and they are easy to get to the disaster area. “Moving a container of donated goods can sometimes cost more than the value of the items,” the release stated.

Donate by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, online at helpsalvationarmy.org, or mail checks to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Make checks payable to The Salvation Army and write “Hurricane 2017” in the memo.

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