Salvation Army Sending Local Man To Puerto Rico

Alpha Media/Ryan Piers

The local Salvation Army is sending one of its own to Puerto Rico.

Benny Benedict, Assistant Director of Emergency Disaster Services, is flying to the U.S. territory Thursday for a two week deployment.

“We have been getting a few folks ready, and I received word (Tuesday) that I was scheduled to go help,” Benedict said.

FEMA has asked the Salvation Army to serve up 100-thousand meals daily to Puerto Rico’s hurricane survivors, through 16 fixed and 9 mobile kitchen sites beginning next week.

“We wish to ask everyone to keep our efforts in their prayers, especially for the people who have been so drastically affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” Benedict said.

The Salvation Army says response efforts in Puerto Rico are expected to be costly and last for years. The Corps says the best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.

Click HERE for more information on Salvation Army relief efforts.


Peoria County Deputy Injured In Crash Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died At 99 Public Works: Despite Freezing, Roads In Good Shape Fourth Case Of Legionnaires’ At Quincy Veterans Home Illinois Senate Committee Talks Car Seat Safety Local Businesses Impacted By Possible SNAP Changes