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Salvation Army in full recovery mode

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 4:31 PM +10:00 Updated:

The Salvation Army is known for helping those in need, especially when it comes to providing meals during the holidays. The Salvation Army like many others is now in recovery mode, as they work post-Mangkhut to help families get back on their feet.

Inside of the food pantry at the local Salvation Army headquarters, Captain Tom Stambaugh said, "It's post-storm and long-term recovery for us." Individual bags of rice are packaged, and canned foods stacked. He added, "This is purchased through a grant that we have for food as well as community donations."

Pounds of food sorted and organized to feed those greatly affected by the storm. Stambaugh added, "We've made premade food bags to the side here. Once we may be activated by Homeland Security for those that are sheltered at Astumbo Gym to prep those bags and give it to the residents there. The food here is for other residents of Guam who may be affected by the storm. The food to get them through while they wait for whatever assistance."

Captain Stambaugh and his team have been getting the meals out even days leading up to Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on the Marianas. He continued, "Canned food meat, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, all those things that a family would need for a couple meals to get them through."

But, they do need more. The Salvation Army now taking donations to keep ahead of serving those displaced and those in need around the island. And outside, shopping carts filled with bottled water are rolled over to their van. The team roving the streets handing it out.

"Just because we want to make sure residents are hydrated and cleaning up and preparing their homes," he said. "We are just doing what the Salvation Army does. Roll up our sleeves and get ready to do the work to help our residents. We all know we had an impact from the storm so we are doing what we can."

For more on how you can get involved with The Salvation Army's efforts, call 477-9872.

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