The Salvation Army Continues Long-Term Recovery in Georgia

The Salvation Army Rebuilding Homes and Lives Throughout Impacted Area ALBANY, GA (June 19, 2017) – The Salvation Army continues to provide long-term emergency relief services to residents whose lives were forever changed in January 2017 following a series of deadly tornadoes that ravaged parts of South Georgia. Within minutes of the first tornadoes touching […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Call to Help West Mims Firefighters

The Salvation Army responded to a request from Charlton County local emergency management authorities in Georgia to provide food and hydration to firefighters battling a fire spreading beyond the Okefenokee swamp and threatening residents of St. George and Folkston, Georgia.  The West Mims fire has already burned more 140,000 acres in the area. More than […]

The Salvation Army of Griffin Hosts Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

(Adapted with permission from an article by Thomas Hoefer of the Griffin Daily News) April 10, 2017 (GRIFFIN, GA) – The Griffin, Georgia Salvation Army hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Kiwanis Center of Griffin, recognizing the many groups and individuals that contributed to their success in 2016. With the help of dedicated […]

TSA Responds to I-85 Bridge Collapse

The Salvation Army Responds to I-85 Bridge Collapse

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2017) – The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Command responded to a collapsed bridge on I-85 caused by an extensive fire by serving over 200 meals, snacks, and drinks to emergency personnel. A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding kitchen) from the Metro Atlanta Area Command’s Red Shield Shelter was deployed on site […]

Salvation Army takes ‘canteens’ to the streets to serve meals

February 2, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) — It’s always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why every morning for the past week and a half, volunteers at the Salvation Army have started their day in the kitchen. On the menu for breakfast this week are sausage biscuits, fresh from the oven, individually […]

The Good Work in South Georgia Continues

January 26, 2017 – (ALBANY, GA) – Three days after tornadoes ripped through South Georgia, the whirl and buzz of chainsaws continue to mix with the smell of freshly cut pine trees in the hardest hit areas of Albany, GA.  Residents in affected areas are still coming to grips with the devastation as they work […]

Salvation Army’s Albany disaster relief outreach gets helping hand from Phillip Phillips

January 25, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) — The tornado that struck southeast Albany on Sunday afternoon has brought in an outpouring of support from all walks of life, from the everyday citizen to well-known city leaders and even an American Idol. The Salvation Army’s disaster relief vehicle, joined by “American Idol” winner and chart-topping recording artist […]

Serving South Georgia: Doing the Most Good Where It is Needed Most

January 24, 2017 – (ALBANY, GA) – Never is the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army felt so strongly by those who serve and are served, then when they converge in the aftermath of personal and community tragedy.  As South Georgia is still in search and rescue mode after Sunday’s severe tornadoes, The Salvation […]

Devastating Storms Hit South Georgia

January 23, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) – A weekend of devastating storms tore across the southeastern U.S. taking in its wake the lives of 15 Georgians. In response, The Salvation Army of Georgia deployed five of its mobile feeding units (canteens) to provide aid and support for first responders and those affected by the storms. Additional […]

A United Salvation Army Helps Georgia in Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

SAVANNAH, GA (October 15, 2016) — The Salvation Army was ready. Long before Hurricane Matthew approached the southeastern coast of the U.S., The Salvation Army was mobilizing to respond aggressively and to serve compassionately those who would be impacted. Working with state and local officials, The Salvation Army tracked Hurricane Matthew closely, so personnel and […]