In one of the worst Hurricane seasons in a decade, The Salvation Army is unwavering in its continued efforts to serve those affected by the storms. For Hurricane Irma and Maria, which obliterated much of Puerto Rico’s and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ infrastructure, The Salvation Army is working to meet the essential needs, and start on the path to recovery.

Some key updates for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands are (as of 9.25.17):

  • In Puerto Rico
    • The Salvation Army is delivering an average of 14,000 meals per day in San Juan, Loiza, Fajardo, Humacao, Guayama, Ponce, Areciro, Mayaguez, Penuelas, and Caguas.
    • This totals nearly 129,000 meals and snacks since the impact of Hurricane Irma.
  • In St. Thomas
    • In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army has partnered with the Dutch Reform Church to serve over 42,000 meals and snacks, along with delivering food, water, and supply boxes to the poorest communities on the Island.
    • In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army is serving nearly 3,500 families daily.
  • In St. John
    • The Salvation Army is partnering with a local cafe to serve 1,000 families each day.
  • In St. Croix
    • The Salvation Army is serving nearly 800 families each day.

With a permanent footprint in the affected communities, The Salvation Army Disaster Services will continue to provide assistance until the need is met and beyond.

Because of accessibility to the affected areas, your best and most effective donation is a CASH donation. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.

Please watch this video to know why a cash donation is more effective that an in-kind donation:

No matter the amount of your contribution, it will be effectively used to provide assistance to those affected by the hurricanes.  To donate, please go to:


The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301  


call 1-800-SAL-ARMY  (1-800-725-2769)