Salvation Army of Rome, GA Prepares for Hurricane Ian’s Historic Impact

September 29th, 2022 – 12:30 PM

Salvation Army of Rome GA –

The Salvation Army of Rome, Georgia is preparing to cooperate with our Salvation Army Florida Division and our Salvation Army Southern Territory to supply resources and personnel to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders due to Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida and its potential impact on the Georgia coast.

Ian comes just days after Hurricane Fiona ravaged Puerto Rico, where The Salvation Army is still serving survivors and first responders. Across the south, The Salvation Army is positioning resources and personnel to respond to widespread needs as efficiently as possible.

• Nationally, The Salvation Army has as many as 37 mobile feeding units and one field
kitchen ready to mobilize across the impacted area immediately after the worst effects of
the storm are realized. Each unit can feed 500-1,500 people per day.

• The Salvation Army has also started to serve some of the predicted 1M evacuees at a
few shelters in Florida.

• Two major warehouses in Tampa, Florida, and McDonough, Georgia are being prepped
with food, water, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and anything else that will be
needed by the thousands of people in the storm’s path.

• The Salvation Army of Rome, Georgia has officers and volunteers ready to be deployed
for service when called.

The Salvation Army disaster personnel are also collaborating with federal, state, and local
emergency management agencies and other social services organizations in all locations to
monitor ongoing impacts and adapt response efforts, if necessary.

The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to immediately respond to natural disasters
with a clear understanding of each community’s needs.

In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually
The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after tragic events arise providing
assistance to disaster recovery is in addition to current shelter, social services, youth
enrichment, and Angel Tree programs and services.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s continued response, visit

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