Salvation Army of the Carolinas Responding to Matthew in Two State Operations

October 09, 2016
Shelley Henderson |

Salvation Army of the Carolinas Responding to Matthew in Two State Operations

Charlotte, N.C. (October 9, 2016)—Service provided by The Salvation Army of the Carolinas is in full swing in two simultaneous state operations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. In many communities, grocery store shelves are bare; fuel for cars is scarce. Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens from the Carolinas, Kentucky/Tennessee, and Maryland/West Virginia are providing food, drinks and hope to survivors and first responders wherever we are called to serve.

A State of Emergency is in effect for both states as first responders begin to assess damage and protect life. Between both states, almost 1 million customers are without power. During disaster, pre-existing partnerships and relationships are essential to meeting the needs of people who are in the most need. Salvation Army officers and staff work long before disaster strikes to begin and maintain these relationships.

The importance of relationships was demonstrated many times in the past 24 hours; in some instances perilous situations. We are thankful for the many partners that help us as we support the community in times of need.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

How People Can Help
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.

Donate Online:        
Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959  Atlanta, GA 30301  Please designate 'Hurricane Matthew' on all checks.
Donate By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Donate By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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