Two Salvation Army Chaplains To Aid In Hurricane Florence Relief

Sep 24, 2018

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Two Salvation Army Chaplains To Aid In Hurricane Florence Relief

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army will deploy two chaplains from Wisconsin to North Carolina on Monday.

Their primary responsibility will be to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

A group of chaplains will gather at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, September 24 at Mitchell International Airport (upper level of the main terminal) to send them off in prayer.

As a whole, The Salvation Army has been on the ground in the Carolinas since Monday, Sept. 10. As of Friday, Sept. 21, The Salvation Army has provided:

  • 125,585 Meals
  • 107,977 Drinks
  • 51,843 Snacks
  • 597 Food Boxes
  • 89 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens) and 61 in service.
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care to 9,133 individuals
  • 396 comfort kits
  • 36,710 hours of employee and volunteer service

"The best way to support the survivors of Hurricane Florence is by making a financial contribution," said Major Steve Merritt, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. "100 percent of designated gifts will be used to support those affected by Hurricane Florence."

To contribute to The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts, donors can:

  • Donate Online at or*
  • Call (414) 302-4300*
  • Send a check to 11315 W Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226*
  • Ask Amazon Alexa to “make a donation to The Salvation Army”*
  • Text “STORM” to 51555

*Gift must be designated to Hurricane Florence relief

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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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