Posted: Jun 24, 2012 12:04 PM by kATC
Updated: Jun 25, 2012 10:50 AM
Salvation Army personnel throughout the central Gulf Coast are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Debby which is forecast to develop into Hurricane Debby . Offices in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have 24 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen ready for immediate response.
In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army is prepared to provide:
· Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
· Hygiene kits
· Drinking water
· Shower units
· First-aid supplies
· Emotional/spiritual care
Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.
The Salvation Army asks people who want support its Emergency Disaster Services to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors' most immediate needs. A $100 donation will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, bucket and cleaning supplies. The Salvation Army is currently not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims, please forward these donations to The Salvation Army Family Store nearest you. Please follow our storm response at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.