Salvation Army Supports National Disaster Medical System in Columbia, SC

September 29, 2017
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army Supports National Disaster Medical System in Columbia, SC

Columbia, S.C. (September 29, 2017)—The Salvation Army of the Midlands in Columbia, SC is providing hydration, snacks, meals and emotional & spiritual care to response personnel at the Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) as they prepare to support the transfer of patients from areas affected by hurricane activity. The Salvation Army response was requested by the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Coordinator.  Since service began on Saturday, September 23, more than 900 meals have been served.

During a disaster, The Salvation Army works in close coordination with state and local emergency management to strategically provide meals, drinks, and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors. In addition, The Salvation Army in North and South Carolina participates in annual Emergency Management training exercises, both at the state level and locally as requested by emergency management officials.

“Our trained emergency disaster response personnel are ready to support our government partners and agencies,” said Major Henry Morris, commanding officer for The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “Whether it is a state preparedness exercise, or to provide support with meals, water, and emotional and spiritual care to responders in the field, The Salvation Army is here, ready to serve.”

The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina has 20 mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) with trained Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers ready to mobilize effectively and efficiently to support disaster survivors and first responders.

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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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