Salvation Army Serving Mexico Communities in Patricia’s Wake
The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) is providing $20,000 to the Mexico Territory of The Salvation Army to support communities affected by Hurricane Patricia.
Considered the most powerful hurricane in history, Patricia made landfall as a category 5 hurricane on October 23, causing flooding and destroying homes in many small villages and communities around the city of Manzanillo, where nearly 400,000 people are estimated to reside.
Working in conjunction with Civil Defense and in partnership with the Red Cross, The Salvation Army in Mexico mobilized immediately and has been delivering meals and beverages to individuals in the affected areas, as well as offering emotional and spiritual support.
Financial support from SAWSO will support the community of Cofradia de Morelos with hot meals as well as roofing materials, and cleaning and hygiene materials.
The Salvation Army in Mexico is also reaching out to other communities near Cofradia de Morelos suffering flooding and destruction to see how they might be helped with material support.
For those who wish to give, The Salvation Army has set up a designated fund for relief efforts in Hurricane Patricia*. To give, visit salar.my/HurricanePatricia or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Check donations to Salvation Army World Service Office (designate “Hurricane Patricia”) can be sent to:
International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558
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