MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Salvation Army is on alert after the National Commander of The Salvation Army declared Hurricane Irene a national disaster today.
All divisions of The Salvation Army stand ready to assist by preparing staff, equipment and supplies to support impacted areas along the East Coast. The Salvation Army will provide food, drinks and spiritual and emotional care to emergency responders and survivors in impacted areas between the Carolinas and New England.
The Dane County Salvation Army said they are prepared to act if called upon.
Salvation Army locations across the United States have mobile feeding units on standby including the Madison, Wisconsin canteen.
The Salvation Army is asking residents of the entire East Coast, from the Carolinas to New England, to be prepared with an emergency disaster plan and heed all evacuation orders from public officials.