Updated 10/3: Salvation Army responds to Hurricane Florence
Updated 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3:
Hundreds of expert Salvation Army disaster volunteers and staff members are on site in North and South Carolina providing food, water, and emotional support to thousands impacted by Hurricane Florence.
The Salvation Army has established multiple staging and logistical centers throughout the region, including 36 mobile kitchens serving communities up and down the coast. To date, Salvation Army personnel have spent 94,000 hours providing 336,000 meals, 280,000 drinks, and 8,400 cleanup kits. In addition, emotional and spiritual care has been extended to more than 21,000 people. (Read about how The Salvation Army helped a survivor named Jessica and her four kids.)
The Salvation Army Northern Division has a stable of trained, credentialed disaster volunteers who are ready to serve Hurricane Florence survivors and relief workers. Eric Caple of Oakdale will be our first volunteer deployed to South Carolina (read his story). Twenty more volunteers have confirmed that they are ready to travel to the East Coast at a moment’s notice if called to do so by The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina.
Last year, The Salvation Army Northern Division deployed a total of 25 qualified disaster volunteers to support relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.
For the most current information check out our Emergency Disaster Services website.
How you can help
- Give online at helpsalvationarmy.org
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Give through Amazon Alexa by saying, “Alexa, make a donation to The Salvation Army.”
- Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
- Mail a check designated “2018 Hurricane Season” to The Salvation Army, PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
Why cash donations are critical
The following video from The Salvation Army explains why monetary donations are the most effective way to support disaster survivors and their communities.