Responding to Hurricane Florence

"Long before Hurricane Florence hit our shores, we were mobilizing."

Lt. Col. Eddie Hobgood
Divisional Commander • North & South Carolina Division

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Images from the Frontline

“I don’t know what we’d do without The Salvation Army coming by daily. We have a few snacks, but they are bringing substantial food…something that will stick with you longer. We appreciate everything being done for us.”

While the need is still great, we wanted to share some images and stories from the frontlines of our response in the Carolinas.

Our Deepest Gratitude

We want to express our deepest gratitude to Walmart for their generous contribution of $1.25 million to support The Salvation Army's ongoing response to Hurricane Florence. This generosity will allow us to continue to serve impacted areas and to uniquely assess the needs in each community in which we are serving.

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Ways to Help

When disasters strike, they can be unpredictable and unrelenting. For those of us fortunate enough not to be impacted, we see images of fellow citizens – just like us in many ways – who need help restoring their lives and getting back on their feet. Across the United States and around the world, The Salvation Army responds to bring basic needs and spiritual care to those that need it most.

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By Mail

The Salvation Army
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate
2018 Hurricane Season - Florence
on all checks.

Many people wonder about how to best help during times of disaster response. While you can imagine that disaster survivors often lose everything from those clothes to their homes, the best way to help is to provide financial contributions.

Financial contributions are much more easily routed to local disaster areas whereas donated items — such as food, water, and clothing — require more complicated logistics and have associated transportation costs. Your financial gifts also allow The Salvation Army to quickly assess and meet the on-site needs of individuals while helping to provide financial stability to the local economy.

Recent #Florence Blog Posts

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Hurricane Florence Landfall

10:51 AM • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

​On September 14, 2018, Category 1 Hurricane Florence made landfall south of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The storm stalled and dumped heavy rain along the coast causing widespread flooding. Rivers…

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Beth's Story

10:42 AM • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

​Beth, her fiancée Tim, and her seven-year-old lost everything in Hurricane Florence. Their home. Their clothing, furniture, and household items. Even their family pictures were lost in the storm. “It…

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Everyone We Serve Has A Name

09:07 AM • Tuesday, October 2, 2018

“Each person you will serve today has a name. One that you don’t know but one that you do. That name is Child of God. Remember that today as you serve meals and distribute cleanup kits. Remember that when…

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From One Navy Mom to Another

03:59 PM • Monday, October 1, 2018

Susan Gilbert, proud Navy mom and Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army in Tupelo, Mississippi, found herself headed to North Carolina to serve as a Mobile Feeding Coordinator in the wake…

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Powerful Partners in Disaster Recovery: Salvation Army and AmeriCorps

10:37 AM • Monday, October 1, 2018

“I think the most valuable thing you can give is your time, it’s a really important way to be a part of the community and to help people,” says Emilie. “Volunteering with The Salvation Army has been great;…

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Management of Supplies Distribution at Community Recovery Center

03:24 PM • Friday, September 28, 2018

In partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army will distribute relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. To receive supplies, residents can…

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