Jackson, MS (August 30, 2021) — Exactly sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina’s massive destruction, Hurricane Ida made landfall as a major hurricane in Louisiana on Sunday. With widespread power outages across the region, providing food, water, and other essential items to those in affected areas is crucial, and The Salvation Army is already helping in affected areas with more help on the way. Salvation Army disaster response units from locations throughout the Southeast are already en route to Louisiana to assist with relief efforts.
Salvation Army Emergency Incident Command Teams from Texas and Florida are joining with The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division Incident Command Team to serve across the affected areas of Louisiana. Canteens and crews are coming from all over the Southeast to assist. The Texas team arrived in Baton Rouge today. The ALM team will be arriving in New Orleans tomorrow, and the Florida team will be serving in the Southern Louisiana area.
“The Salvation Army stays prepared year-round to respond to disasters as they strike. We are often the first on the scene and the last to leave because these are our communities — where we live, work, and serve every day. We greatly appreciate the strong network of support available through our Salvation Army family throughout the country. They never hesitate to support us when extra help is needed for a large disaster event such as Hurricane Ida,” said William Trueblood, Salvation Army ALM Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director.
To support Hurricane Ida relief efforts, please go to helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations to support disaster relief.