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Salvation Army appeals for aid in the aftermath of Irina

Tuesday 6 March 2012  I  For immediate release

As the eastern coastal areas of South Africa mop up after the destruction of tropical storm Irina, The Salvation Army has appealed to the public to provide assistance to those impacted by the heavy rains.

The Salvation Army has been on high alert since the storm started to hit the coastal areas of the province, and is already providing financial assistance for the purchase of food and blankets for people in affected areas.

“We are particularly concerned about people living in shacks in the informal settlements in the coastal areas of the province, since these structures are unstable and can easily collapse in the torrents of mud and water,” according to Major Carin Holmes, Territorial Public Relations Secretary.

Members of the public who wish to assist through the offices of The Salvation Army can do so by SMSing the keyword “Disaster” to 42290. SMS’s cost R30 each and all proceeds go to the relief effort.

Alternatively, they can contact Captains Glen and Moya Hay of the Salvation Army’s Montpelier Corps on 031-303-1812 for the dropping off of clothes and blankets.


The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
E-mail: click here to email Major Carin Holmes