Jan 15, 2010 3:01 PM by JThibodeaux
The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel were affected by the earthquake and are now working to assist people in need.
The Salvation operates schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities through some 60 Corps community centers across the country.
One Salvation Army compound near Port Au Prince experienced severe damage, including collapsed buildings; No one was injured in the collapse.
The Salvation Army in Haiti is currently assessing damage and need throughout the country.
Once damage and needs are assessed - and supplies arrive - The Salvation Army hopes to begin distribution on a small scale of items including food, water and tents.
For the latest information about The Salvation Army's activity in Haiti, please visit their Facebook pages at http://bit.ly/6T7KHa and http://bit.ly/6e9aUs.
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The Salvation Army is mobilized personnel and resources to Haiti in response to the earthquake.
This includes 44,000 lbs of emergency rations, packaged and ready to move from the Midwest.
285,120 meals 20 pallets, each box is 33 lbs, 66 boxes per pallet, Each box has rice, soy and vitamins, and is plastic wrapped for disaster.
MONETARY DONATIONS: The best way to help is through monetary donations.
1. Text to Donate- "HAITI" to 52000
2. Online- www.salvationarmyusa.org
3. Telephone - 1-800-SAL-ARMY
4. US Postal Service -
Mail check (*designate checks and money orders to 'Haiti Earthquake') to:
Salvation Army World Service Office
International Disaster Relief Fund
P. O. Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-0728
Money provides enormous flexibility to offer whatever is most needed. In addition to the obvious needs for emergency mass care support, the nation will also need financial support long-term with reconstruction.