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Hope on Wheels - Salvation Army Mobile Canteens

Today, twelve Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens are rolling in from all over the Carolinas and Georgia, ready to serve a hot meal, a cold drink, and spread God’s love to people who have been devastated by the historic floods in South Carolina. Currently, The Salvation Army is serving in multiple locations throughout South Carolina—from the coast to the Midlands area—and response is expanding as roads and neighborhoods become accessible.

“The Salvation Army was here long before the storms and we will be here serving the community as long as we are needed,” said Major Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinate and Corps Officer from The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “We will continue to assess the needs that people have and maximize the resources that the people have entrusted to The Salvation Army.”

A canteen from The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte came to town Monday afternoon. This unit is serving shelters and first responders in the Eastover community, one of the hardest hit in the flooding.

“We got a call today from a fire department – those guys had not eaten all day. They were way too busy,” said Lieutenant Chwight Olige, Corps Officer from The Salvation Army Charlotte. “We turned around and were able to feed all 35 guys a meal of pork chops, green beans, and fruit. Those guys had given so much all day – we were so blessed to be able to serve them.”

South Carolina is just beginning to see the devastating impact of the floods. The Salvation Army is here. We are serving in His name all who need us. We will continue until we are not needed any more.

How Your Donations Help on The Salvation Army Feed

  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
  • A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
  • A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
  • A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.
 

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Current Stats

  • 128,053 Meals
  • 109,057 Drinks
  • 52,238 Snacks
  • 597 Food Boxes
  • 89 assigned Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens) and 61 in service.
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care to 9,279 individuals
  • 396 comfort kits
  • 36,839 hours of employee and volunteer service