The People You Help

At the core The Salvation Army is our mission to "preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination." During disasters, we have the opportunity to minister directly to those who have been impacted – the individuals who have been directly affected, the first responders who diligently serve the public, and anyone else who may have need.

We get to be with them, ministering to their needs. We want to provide a compassionate presence where they can express their needs. We ensure that they have food and nourishment. If they choose, we pray with them asking God for strength as they face the task of rebuilding.

When you give to The Salvation Army's disaster response efforts, we use 100% of your donations to provide services in the areas that have been affected.

But we wanted to introduce you to just a couple of the individuals that your donations help.

The Salvation Army serves police in Charleston, SC

In Charleston, we were honored to be able to serve police officers. We're grateful for the way that they are able to serve the community during these difficult times.


Often, at the height of a disaster, the brave individuals at local and state Emergency Operations Centers are already preparing the response to people that need it most. Our teams have great relationships with our EOC's in their areas and often minister to these individuals while storms rage outside.

Family by canteen

Families in need understand that they can come to The Salvation Army. In Orangeburg, our team was able to serve a family who was left without power following Hurricane Matthew.


The impact of flood can be emotional as well as physical. Our team members are always will to stop, talk, and pray with individuals who need our help.


Even in the aftermath of disaster, it does our heart good to see people smile. When people have their needs met — when they're able to smile in the face of adversity — they are able to continue to find joy in their lives.

If you are interested in helping with the response to Hurricane Matthew.

Donate Online:

Donate By Mail:
The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate 'Hurricane Matthew' on all checks.

Donate By Phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

Donate By Text:
Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

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