The Salvation Army began preparation for Hurricane Irma in the weeks leading up to its projected landfall in southwest Florida. Supplying mass feeding and staff support at evacuation shelters during the storm, The Salvation Army was also on the ground to respond in Irma's wake.

As the need for emergency response settled, the transition into long-term recovery began. The Salvation Army's commitment to long-term recovery assistance remains as we walk alongside communities and residents working to return to a sense of normalcy.


  • Prior to landfall we prepared to keep our program residents safe.

During the Storm

  • During Irma we provided mass feeding and staff support at the Estero Recreation Center shelter. Helping over 1,200 individuals wait out the storm.

Long-Term Recovery

  • The Salvation Army is still assisting those impacted by Hurricane Irma physically, emotionally, spiritually as well as financially.

Recovery Assistance Stats

  • Cumulative statistics of those touched by The Salvation Army's Disaster Services.