The Salvation Army is at it again--transporting necessities to the people in the gulf region affected by tropical storm Isaac.
The Salvation Army in Grand Junction says it's in stand by mode and at any time the local organization can be sent to help out. They get a 10 hour heads up before needing to pack up their emergency relief vehicles.
The Salvation Army is known on a national level for its help in this type of disaster relief.
Officials say they are the first to arrive and last to leave on scene, and Salvation Army’s across the nation are accepting monetary donations to help bring relief to people affected by this storm.
"I don't know a time when they Salvation Army was not asked to be there,” public relation director Claudia Jackson said. “We’re there with units to cook and for spiritual guidance and to pray with these people and to so anything we can to help. We’ve always been there."
The Salvation Army has 12 mobile feeding units, a fully equipped field kitchen, and personnel staged along the gulf region.
If you're interesting in making a donation you can visit a local thrift store.
Or you can visit the Salvation Army’s website, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Donors can also contribute $10 by texting the work STORM to 80888 and confirming with the word “yes.” Checks may also be out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief and mailed to P.O. Box 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. If you do write a check make sure to write “2012 Hurricane Relief” in the memo line.