The Salvation Army is dedicating to serving individuals impacted by disaster. When things are the most difficult, we want to Do the Most Good that we possibly can, proving food, water, and spiritual and emotional care for people recovering from disaster.
However, it's also true that disasters are complicated for us too. We are not immune to the effects of wind and rain as was recently made very evident at our shelter in Fayetteville, NC. Even as our teams were preparing to serve those people affected, our Fayetteville staff had to ensure the safety of our residents, moving them to higher ground at another of our buildings nearby.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Captain Matt Trantham had this to say:
Tough day today, but God is good. Thankfully all of our people are safe and we managed to get them to the corps. Everyone has pulled together. The city of Fayetteville & their transit staff, the Fayetteville Police Dept, & rescue team. Our cook & monitors have been tremendous, and the residents have been just as awesome with their patience and understanding. Our hope & prayer is that better things come tomorrow as we are in need of much. For now, we count our blessings - we have working toilets, power in our building, and a few items to make our stay bearable for a short time with food and sleeping items. I thank those who have been praying, and covet many more as we face new challenges together.
Thanks to all who have helped us ensure the safety of our residents. For now, we move on, continuing to serve and thanking God for providing what we need!