Salvation Army Working To Help Haiti

by Katie Jeffries on January 14, 2010 at 7:41 am

A local organization is working to help send aide to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake.

The Salvation Army in Zanesville says it is taking donations to help those in Haiti, but currently they can only take monetary donations.

"As of right now we are not asking for anybody to try to send us or bring us gifts in kind like food and different things like that because it is still being assessed what they really need and until we know it is going to be hard for us to accept things and say yea we can use this," Capt. Ralph Campbell with the Salvation Army.

If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army to help their relief efforts  in Haiti go to the "Help Haiti" link above. Capt. Campbell says the Salvation Army is not accepting any volunteers to go to Haiti at this time, but it will take volunteers eventually. If you want to sign up to go to Haiti go to the same "Help Haiti" link above. The Salvation Army did have a compound in Port-A-Prince and the clinic and church suffered major damage. Smaller buildings have collapsed completely. Even with the extensive damage to the Salvation Army compound, Capt. Campbell has received some good news regarding Salvation Army volunteers.

"At this point we have not heard of anybody being injured, our understanding is when it happened there were some asleep in some of the buildings but we haven’t heard of anybody being hurt so far through army ranks," tells Capt. Campbell.

The Salvation Army hospital and administrative offices received minor damage. Capt. Campbell says the Salvation Army is currently sending a load of pre-packaged meals to Haiti. You can also call in your donation to 1-800-SAL-ARMY.


Katie Jeffries