Ten mobile feeding units (canteens) from The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina are on the way to Jacksonville, Florida to serve people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each canteen is manned by a crew of food service workers and an emotional and spiritual care worker, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to disaster survivors and first responders. The Salvation Army has a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers, ready to serve when called. More than 40 Salvation Army officers, staff, and volunteers from North and South Carolina are deploying to Florida.
“We are one Army with one mission—to serve others, meeting human needs in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination,” said Major Todd Hawks, general secretary of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “The Salvation Army is here and we are standing strong for the community for as long as we are needed.”
The Salvation Army is in communities around the world and is uniquely positioned to mobilize effectively and efficiently to support survivors of a disaster. After immediate needs are met, The Salvation Army will remain and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild, which will take years.