The Salvation Army is activating teams to help and respond to victims of flooding from Tropical Storm Debby in southwest Florida.
The Salvation Army will focus primarily on the immediate needs of disaster survivors and first-responders, providing food and hydration for individuals and families.
Teams from Clay, Marion, Alachua and Citrus counties, as well as Jacksonville,Tallahassee and North Central Florida Outpost (Madison County) are organizing to send support.
"From Naples to Panama City, Debby is definitely making its mark on Florida,"
said Kevin Smith, Emergency Disaster Services director for The Salvation Army
Smith said that Salvation Army canteens, or mobile kitchens, are being mobilized to provide disaster relief.
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How you can help
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Monetary donations are needed to meet immediate needs. A $100 donation can feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies.