Salvation Army storm relief efforts

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – The Salvation Army of Georgia is helping with relief efforts for the Savannah area by ramping up the areas operations as shelters across the state close and consolidate those residents to shelters closer to their home.

“First responders have been the main focus for The Salvation Army’s initial services in Georgia’s coastal area. As local and state officials clear roads and restore power for returning residents, we will continue to assess the situation and deploy our resources where they are needed most,” said Captain Chris Powell, Incident Commander for the Savannah Incident Management Team.

Current locations of Salvation Army Canteens in Savannah:

Trade Center (3,000 meals/day) 1 International Dr.
Civic Center (450 meals/day) 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave
Hunter AFB (1,200 meals/day)
Pooler Fire Department (450 meals/day) 1093 S. Roger St.
Jenkins High School (1,200 meals/day) 1800 E. Derenne Ave.

Four new canteen locations are scheduled to open the evening of October 10. The most current canteen location information can be found by visiting

How to Help

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors as the situation continues to be assessed.

Donate online:  

Donate by mail:          The Salvation Army
PO Box 1959
Atlanta, GA

Please designate “Hurricane Matthew” on all checks.

Donate by Phone:        1-800- SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

Donate by Text:            Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

Currently, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations. This may (or may not) change in the future.

However, The Salvation Army depends upon your donation of used clothing and other items to support local programming. Please consider donating your used clothing, used furniture, and other items to your local Salvation Army Family Store.

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