Resources and trained emergency experts ready to respond to communities impacted across the Carolinas
Charlotte, N.C. (September 11, 2018)--As Hurricane Florence tracks closer to the Carolinas, The Salvation Army in North and South Carolina is preparing to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to individuals and families impacted by the storm and first responders.
In the coastal areas of North and South Carolina, The Salvation Army is serving meals at EOC operations and wherever local emergency management is requesting mass feeding and hydration support. Salvation Army liaisons have been dispatched to 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. Once storm damage reports have been received and local needs have been determined, Emergency Disaster Services teams of Salvation Army officers, trained volunteers, and staff will focus primarily on immediate needs providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals, families, and first responders.
Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Overview
- Multiple staging and logistical centers have been established in North and South Carolina and Virginia.
- 15 mobile feeding units are on standby in the North and South Carolina Division and an additional 10 mobile feeding units are on standby in the National Capital and Virginia Division.
- 27 additional mobile feeding units from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina and Roanoke, VA on Wednesday. Each mobile feeding unit can serve up to 1,500 meals per day.
How to help
- To contribute to The Salvation Army’s Florence disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- 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.
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.