Charlotte, N.C. (September 11, 2018)--As Hurricane Florence tracks closer to the Carolinas, The Salvation Army in North and South Carolina is preparing to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to individuals and families impacted by the storm and first responders.
In the coastal areas of North and South Carolina, The Salvation Army is serving meals at EOC operations and wherever local emergency management is requesting mass feeding and hydration support. Salvation Army liaisons have been dispatched to state emergency operations centers in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Salvation Army is also coordinating with numerous county emergency operations centers in the Carolinas. 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.
Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Overview
Multiple staging and logistical centers have been established in North and South Carolina and Virginia.
15 mobile feeding units are on standby in the North and South Carolina Division and an additional 10 mobile feeding units are on standby in the National Capital and Virginia Division.
27 additional mobile feeding units from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina and Roanoke, VA on Wednesday. Each mobile feeding unit can serve up to 1,500 meals per day.
How to help
To contribute to The Salvation Army’s Florence disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts.