NewsLocal News

Actions

Salvation Army gets new equipment to help during natural disasters

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 09:28:55-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We are almost two months into hurricane season and the Salvation Army in Southwest Florida has new equipment to help incase disaster strikes.

They have a new mobile unit that’s state of the art.

It’s equipped with its own power, water and kitchen equipment.

There are several units stationed throughout the state.

There are now two units in Southwest Florida, ready to respond when disaster strikes.

It’s able to help thousands of people when there’s a hurricane or any other natural disaster.

It can serve 5,000 meals per day.

Friday morning, disaster response volunteers are doing some training with the unit.

They are making sure they are prepared in case there is a hurricane.

During Hurricane Irma, the salvation army had more than 500 volunteers help those in need in our area.

And if you would like to be a volunteer, training is free but registration is required.