The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Teams Respond to Hurricane Florence
The Salvation Army’s national network of disaster relief services staff and volunteers has been activated since Sept. 10, mobilizing for storm preparation and response. Trained emergency disaster personnel are providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to survivors and first responders. Staff and volunteers are also serving at emergency shelters and staffing emergency operations centers.
As of Sept. 17, The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has served 35,200 meals and 34,373 drinks and logged 17,893 hours of employee and volunteer service since the storm made landfall. The Western Division is currently on alert status for manpower and equipment.
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.
Give online to The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text “STORM” to 51555.
“Donations from the generous public will help provide food, shelter and other valuable resources that survivors need,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild, which could take years.”