We Made the Call, They Came Running to Help

October 12, 2016
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

We Made the Call, They Came Running to Help

Charlotte, N.C. (October 12, 2016)— The Salvation Army has 22 mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) on the road in North and South Carolina, bringing a food, drinks, and a ray of hope to people impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Salvation Army is serving in multiple locations along the Carolinas coast and eastern North Carolina—from Beaufort, S.C. to Elizabeth City, N.C. and east of I-95—and response is expanding.

The Salvation Army of the Carolinas could not do this alone; teams of Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers the Maryland-West Virginia Division, Virginia Division, and Kentucky-Tennessee Division are cheerfully serving alongside crews from the Carolinas.

“The Salvation Army is ONE Army and we are here in force to serve the people,” said Major Tom Louden, general secretary of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “When disaster strikes, we pull together. The Carolinas Division is blessed to have volunteers, officers, and employees help us from other divisions.  We made the call and they came running to help.”

Crews from every division in the Southern Territory are working together to serve the people in the most need throughout Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. 

Major Tom Guilliams, a Salvation Army officer from Martinsburg, West Virginia, is serving disaster relief in the Wilmington, North Carolina area and shared his Hot Dog Chili Sauce recipe with us. We could not wait to pass it along!

Major Tom's Hot Dog Chili Sauce
20 lbs. Hamburger meat, crumbled and browned
1 no. 10 can Hunts Tomato Sauce
1 no. 10 can Chili Con Carne without beans

Mix together, simmer and serve. Good for 200 hot dogs

In the weeks ahead, The Salvation Army officers like Major Tom and dedicated employees and volunteers will be cooking up food, feeding the bellies and warming the hearts of the people of the Carolinas who need us the most. The Salvation Army is here and we are serving in His name all who need us. We will continue until we are not needed any more.

How To 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: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/hurricane_matthew
  • 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, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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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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