Salvation Army Serving Mexico Communities in Patricia’s Wake  

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) is providing $20,000 to the Mexico Territory of The Salvation Army to support communities affected by Hurricane Patricia. 

Considered the most powerful hurricane in history, Patricia made landfall as a category 5 hurricane on October 23, causing flooding and destroying homes in many small villages and communities around the city of Manzanillo, where nearly 400,000 people are estimated to reside.

Working in conjunction with Civil Defense and in partnership with the Red Cross, The Salvation Army in Mexico mobilized immediately and has been delivering meals and beverages to individuals in the affected areas, as well as offering emotional and spiritual support. 

Financial support from SAWSO will support the community of Cofradia de Morelos with hot meals as well as roofing materials, and cleaning and hygiene materials.

The Salvation Army in Mexico is also reaching out to other communities near Cofradia de Morelos suffering flooding and destruction to see how they might be helped with material support. 

For those who wish to give, The Salvation Army has set up a designated fund for relief efforts in Hurricane Patricia*. 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.