Salvation Army Mobilizing to Serve Communities in Aftermath of Hurricane Patricia


The Salvation Army is currently monitoring Hurricane Patricia and mobilizing to serve impacted communities. As the strongest ever recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the storm is forecasted to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco Friday evening as a Category 5 hurricane, and has the potential to threaten lives and create widespread destruction. 

Serving individuals and communities in Mexico for 87 years, The Salvation Army is prepared to do all it can to serve those in crisis through physical, material, and spiritual support. Visit for continued updates. 

The Salvation Army depends on monetary donations to meet the unique, pressing needs of communities in need, such as those within Mexico. 

The Salvation Army has set up a designated fund for relief efforts in Mexico.* To give, visit
or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Check donations to Salvation Army World Service Office (designate “Hurricane Patricia”) can be sent to:

International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558

In-kind donations are not being accepted.

About The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO)
SAWSO is committed to working hand in hand with local communities to help people who face challenges every day in countries around the globe. Created in 1977 as an independent 501(c)(3) to support the ministry of The Salvation Army, SAWSO has been strengthening global communities in need for nearly 38 years. SAWSO supports The Salvation Army’s impressive global footprint in 127 countries, developing long-term community-driven solutions to issues in the areas of Community Health & HIV Prevention, Livelihood & Empowerment, anti-human-trafficking, Disaster Relief & Recovery, and education. To learn more, go to

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 135 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, visit

*Occasionally, conditions in the field may alter relief activities. If this occurs, The Salvation Army will direct funds to our International relief efforts in the region.