In the southern states of the USA, The Salvation Army is engaged in a huge response to help people affected by Hurricane Ida, a category 4 hurricane which made landfall on Sunday 29 August. By the end of 31 August, 140,000 meals were already prepared for distribution and 38 mobile feeding units are now in place, with a further 17 available to travel from neighbouring states. These units, manned by trained staff and volunteers, will serve food and drinks, distribute essential supplies and provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders.
Salvation Army corps (church) locations are also being prepared to provide feeding and other needed support to anyone who has been affected by the ongoing difficulties. Salvation Army disaster personnel are collaborating with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and other partners to respond to and monitor potential impacts and evolve response efforts as needed.