Hurricane Ida: Your Disaster-Relief Dollars at Work
You’ve undoubtedly seen the images in the news – houses decimated, downed power lines crisscrossing neighborhood streets, piles of debris on every corner. The devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida when it made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29 was some of the worst this country has ever seen. Ida is considered the sixth costliest hurricane on record, having caused at least $50 billion in damages across eight states.
So often we feel helpless when a disaster of this magnitude strikes. As much as we would like to, most of us can’t take time off from work or away from our families to volunteer at a disaster site that’s more than 1,000 miles away. We want to help, but we don’t know how to make a difference from our small corner of the world.
One way you can make an important difference is to make a donation to The Salvation Army’s disaster relief services. Did you know that The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations to support its emergency disaster services? You can be confident that when you donate to support disaster relief, your dollars will make an impact by providing food, drinks and cleaning supplies to survivors and first responders, as well as financial assistance to those who lost everything.
Right now, The Salvation Army is still on the ground in New Orleans and other hard-hit areas in Louisiana and beyond. As of Sept. 20, more than 424,000 meals have been served across four states. In Louisiana alone, The Salvation Army opened dozens of feeding sites and service locations to provide meals, drinks, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, tarps and spiritual care to survivors. Numerous canteens (mobile food units) have also been deployed to reach small southern bayou communities that were unable to receive emergency assistance due to impassable roadways and no power.
None of these ongoing disaster-relief efforts would be possible without the support of donors across the country. Every dollar donated helps the people who most need help.
Thank you for making a difference from your small corner of the world.