Katrina: 10 Years Later

Aug 27, 2015 | by Jeff Curnow

A Message from The Salvation Army's National Commander

The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability, and service to the residents of the Gulf Coast 10 years after the most active and expensive hurricane season in U.S. history. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma spurred our largest emergency response to a disaster in America. We received generous donations totaling $382 million to aid survivors of the storms. And we worked with local communities to ensure 100 percent of these funds were disbursed to people who needed hope. (Read more.)

This was an unprecedented relief effort and would not have been possible without a generous outpouring of support. It has been an honor to serve the people of the Gulf Coast and partner with them to rebuild their vibrant communities.

The Salvation Army is a long-term part of the community in the Gulf Coast, and everywhere in the United States where human need exists. After disasters large or small, personal or communal, people rely on us to help them get back on their feet. This is a responsibility we take extremely seriously – it is our mission and our calling – and it is a privilege to serve.

- Commissioner David Jeffrey

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