• Emergency relief in Mexico
Salvation Army response teams were among the first on the scene after Hurricane Otis made landfall near Acapulco, Mexico, as a Category 5 tropical cyclone last week (25 October), causing widespread destruction.
The teams offered meals, emotional support and spiritual care. Salvation Army officers and volunteers also began cleaning up fallen trees and collecting debris at the Children’s Home in Acapulco.
Thousands of people are still without shelter, safe drinking water, and no way to communicate. Close to 50 people have lost their lives, and another 47 people are missing.
Salvation Army assistance to those impacted by the hurricane continues, with the assistance of the Salvation Army World Service Office.
Slideshow of relief work: