Long Beach Salvation Army seeks volunteers for Million Meals for Haiti

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salvation army volunteersThe devastation wrought in Haiti due to the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake was tremendous. In its wake it left hundreds of thousands dead or injured and an estimated one million individuals left homeless.

The Salvation Army distributes one million meals per week in Haiti and will continue to do so through the end of March. In order to meet the demand, meal packing events are being organized around the United States.

To help, The Salvation Army is recruiting volunteers to help prepare a “Million Meals for Haiti” campaign on Friday March, 12 and Saturday, March 13 from 8am to 8pm.

In a 24-hour period, The Salvation Army and its volunteers expect to pack one million meals for the citizens of Haiti struggling to survive and get back on their feet after such a horrible tragedy. The meal packages are made of vitamin-fortified rice and soy and can feed up to six people.

A local Million Meals for Haiti food packing event will be held at The Salvation Army’s warehouse at 5600 Rickenbacker Road, Building 1C and 1D, in Bell, California.

For more information, or to learn how you can volunteer contact Gail Crandall, Volunteer Coordinator at The Salvation Army Long Beach Corps by calling 562-426-7637 ext. 222 or emailing Gail.Crandall@usw.salvationarmy.org.

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