Salvation Army of the Carolinas Sends Disaster Relief Teams to Florida

September 13, 2017
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army of the Carolinas Sends Disaster Relief Teams to Florida

Charleston, S.C. (September 13, 2017) - Ten mobile feeding units (canteens) from The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina are on the way to a Staging Area in north Florida to serve people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each canteen has a crew of food service workers and an emotional and spiritual care worker, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and first responders. More than 40 Salvation Army officers, staff, and volunteers from North and South Carolina are deploying to help with relief efforts.   The Salvation Army has a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers, ready to serve when called.

“We are one Army with one mission—to serve others, meeting human needs in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination,” said Major Todd Hawks, general secretary of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “The Salvation Army is here and we are standing strong for the community for as long as we are needed.”

The Salvation Army is in communities around the world and is uniquely positioned to mobilize effectively and efficiently to support survivors of a disaster.   With a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers, ready to serve when called, The Salvation Army will remain after immediate needs are met and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild, which will take years. 

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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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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