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 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.