Hurricane Florence UPDATE 9/18

An Army of 603 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers working to feed, hydrate, and give hope in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence

Charlotte, N.C.(September 18, 2018)–Since Monday, September 10 The Salvation Army has been working around the clock to mobilize response teams to prepare and respond to needs after landfall. Today an Army of 603 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers are working in flooded communities to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to people impacted by Hurricane Florence. 32 mobile feeding units are on the ground feeding people in communities as roads clear.

In response to Hurricane Florence, The Salvation Army has provided more than:

  • 46,000 Meals
  • 45,000 Drinks
  • 35,000 Snacks
  • 32 assigned mobile feeding units in service.
  • 250 comfort kits
  • 21,500 hours of employee and volunteer service

As communities become more accessible, canteens crews will rove in communities, finding people who have been without power since the storm hit the Carolina coast.

The Salvation Army mobile feeding units are providing feeding supporting following areas:

  • Conway, SC
  • Florence/Marion County, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Washington, NC
  • Greenville, NC
  • Goldsboro, NC
  • New Bern, NC
  • Morehead City, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Kinston, NC

In many other locations in North and South Carolina, The Salvation Army is providing food and words of encouragement and hope to first responders and emergency management officials who are working around the clock to ensure public safety. In other locations, The Salvation Army is partnering with local government, the Red Cross, and other disaster support providers to feed people in evacuation shelters.

Salvation Army liaisons are serving in state emergency operations centers in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Salvation Army is also coordinating with numerous county emergency operations centers in the Carolinas.

With the help of generous contributions, The Salvation Army can meet immediate needs.
How to help:

  • Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
  • Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    Please designate ‘2018 Hurricane Season – Florence’ on all checks.
  • To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555
  • You can now use ALEXA to donate to The Salvation Army Hurricane Florence Relief. It’s easy!
    Just say, “Hey Alexa, make a donation to The Salvation Army!”

 

report by Shelley Henderson

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