The Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Florence

Sep 14, 2018

9/16/18

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropic depression, but the slow-moving storm dumped feet of rain on the southeastern coast and left catastrophic damage in its path.

In response to the storm, The Salvation Army staff was on the ground since Monday. Since then, the Army has provided:

  • 25,699 meals
  • 23,194 drinks
  • 10,566 snacks
  • 250 comfort kits
  • 14,222 hours of service

There are 52 mobile feeding units in service and an addition 29 units on standby. Each unit can feed up to 1,500 meals a day.

There are feeding and spiritual care operations at the following locations:

  • Washington, NC
  • Goldsboro, NC
  • Kinston, NC
  • Jackson, NC
  • Morehead City, NC
  • New Bern, NC
  • Conway, SC
  • Orangeburg, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Martinsville, VA
  • Christiansburg, VA

There are shelter, feed and spiritual care operations at the following locations:

  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Anderson, SC

In times of disaster, the best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

To support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org. For updates on The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response efforts, visit Disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

9/13/18

Hurricane Florence has officially made landfall and is pounding the Carolinas. The Salvation Army was on the ground early this week preparing for the hurricane. The early deployment included emergency disaster services experts, crews and equipment from more than 10 states. Additional officers, staff and volunteers will be called in to relieve those units in the next coming weeks.

As of 8 a.m. CST, the response activities are:

  • 42 mobile feeding units with an additional 21 on standby
  • More than 6.500 meals; 5,400 beverages and 4,300 snacks provided
  • Nearly 7,000 hours service

The Army is currently supporting emergency operations staff and first responders. 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.

In times of disaster, the best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

To support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org. For updates on The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response efforts, visit Disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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