We Were There
We Were There: Around the World
That has been another theme of Priority!’s coverage of the Army’s help following a disaster—whether natural or human–caused. We are there for the long haul. After Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2006, we provided immediate coverage (Winter 2006, “In the Eye of the Storm”) and follow–ups in Spring 2006 (“SATERN Rings True”), Winter 2007 (“Habitat Partners with Salvation Army in Biloxi Recovery”) and Summer 2008 (“Resurrecting a Rehab Center”). Likewise with the earthquake in Haiti, starting with a cover story, “Helping Haiti: The Salvation Army’s Powerful Response,” and following up with “New Manna for Haiti” (Summer 2010) and “Year 1: After the Quake” (Winter 2011).
After the Haiti Earthquake
Priority! covered the Army’s international disaster work: helping after the 2004 tsunami (Spring 2005); after violent unrest in Kenya (Spring 2008); in Kosovo and Iraq (Summer 2008); after an earthquake in Peru (Spring 2009) and Chile (Spring 2010), the earthquake and tsunami in Japan (Winter 2013), and a typhoon in Philippines and volcanic eruption in Indonesia (Spring 2014).
We also made readers aware of the Army’s presence closer to home: after Hurricane Jeanne (Winter 2005), California wildfires (Winter 2008), Midwest floods (Fall 2008), shootings in Pittsburgh (Fall 2009), tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Summer 2011) and Moore, Okla. (Summer 2013), and the I–35 bridge collapse in Minnesota (Winter 2008).
We Were There: Around the U.S.
Readers were most touched by Priority!’s coverage of two major disasters, the 9/11 terror attacks and Hurricane Sandy. A special issue, “After Sandy: The First Year” (Fall 2013) provided full coverage of the Army’s immediate and long–term response (continuing to this day). For 9/11, right after the event, Priority! ran a supplement, “An Abiding Presence in ‘The Pit’ ” (Winter 2002). Then, 10 years later, Priority! released a special issue, “9/11: We Remember” (Fall 2011).