Hurricane Florence: Disaster Response Update

September 16, 2018
Meagan Hofer | meagan.hofer@uss.salvationarmy.org

Hurricane Florence: Disaster Response Update

Atlanta, Georgia (September 16, 2018)-- The Salvation Army’s national network of disaster staff and volunteers have been activated since Monday, September 10, to mobilize for storm preparation and response. Trained emergency disaster personnel are prepared to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to survivors and first responders. 

In response to Hurricane Florence, The Salvation Army has provided:

  • 25,699 Meals
  • 23,194 Drinks
  • 10,566 Snacks
  • 82 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens) and 52 in service.
  • 250 Comfort Kits
  • 14,222 hours of employee and volunteer service
    **Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Statistics as of September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Overview - North and South Carolina

North Carolina

  • Washington, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support for first responders.
  • Goldsboro, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to evacuation shelters.
  • Kinston, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to evacuation shelters.
  • Jacksonville, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to first responders.
  • Morehead City, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to an evacuation shelter.
  • New Bern, NC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support at an evacuation shelter.
  • Fayetteville, NC, in coordination with local government and city officials, The Salvation Army has opened a low-barrier emergency shelter.
  • Wilmington, NC, The Salvation Army’s shelter is open and serving its residents.

South Carolina

  • Conway, SC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and feeding to an evacuation shelter.
  • Orangeburg, SC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Florence, SC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to evacuation shelters.
  • Georgetown, SC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support to evacuation shelters and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Anderson, SC, At the request of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), The Salvation Army has opened a shelter for evacuees at its homeless shelter.
  • Rock Hill, SC, The Salvation Army is providing feeding support in evacuation shelters.

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Overview – National Capital and Virginia

  • A mobile feeding unit in Martinsville, VA will be serving first responders, and the corps will be open to serve as an overflow shelter for the community.
  • A mobile feeding unit will be serving with the New River Valley corps in Christiansburg, VA area to swift water rescue crews.
  • A mobile feeding unit in Danville, VA is on stand-by ready to respond.
  • A mobile feeding unit in Roanoke, VA will be serving meals at the city’s emergency shelter.

About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

  • We have served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
  • In times of disaster, we serve the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild. Rebuilding communities takes time and partnership, and we will be there as long as it takes.
  • The Salvation Army is there before, during, and after the storm

The best way to support the survivors of Hurricane Florence is by making a financial contribution. This gives relief organizations flexibility to quickly and efficiently meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods.

You can support the ongoing relief work of The Salvation Army by making a financial donation:

  • Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
  • To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555
  • Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
    • Please designate '2018 Hurricane Season - Florence' on all checks.
  • You can now use ALEXA to donate to The Salvation Army Hurricane Florence Relief.
    By saying, “Hey Alexa, make a donation to The Salvation Army!”
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.

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