Disaster Recovery

It's My Turn to Help

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:52
Washington, NC (September 20, 2018) -- All it took for Bill Lennartz to step into action was for Pastor Carl Perry to make an announcement at church about setting up a hurricane relief program. “I love helping. I love service. I think my spiritual gift is service,” said Lennartz who lives in Chocowinity. The Washington Campus of The Covenant Church is just about 400 yards from The Salvation Army of Washington, N.C. Corps building, [READ MORE]

Newport Middle School a Refuge for the Displaced in Carteret County

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:37
NEWPORT, NC (September 20, 2018) – For Carteret County residents like Rick Brandon, Hurricane Florence left them with nothing. “I lost everything I had. What you see on me and right here, that’s what I have,” he says pointing to his shirt and few things on his makeshift bed on the floor of Newport Middle School. Brandon had to be rescued by boat from his home as the floodwaters rose. And, since then, [READ MORE]

Disaster Response Requires Many "C's"

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:38
Washington, NC (September 20, 2018) -- “We need more cutlery.” “We could use a box of clam shells.” “Anyone have extra box of condiments?” These are the three C’s of The Salvation Army mobile feeding units, also known as “canteens.” (Yet another “C.”) As hot food, snacks, and water is packed onto the canteens, supplies such [READ MORE]

People Coming Together to Support Down East Communities in NC

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:21
MOREHEAD CITY, NC (September 20, 2018) – As you drive for miles and miles on Highway 70 East toward the coast, there are a few common sights: massive trees plucked out of the ground; power poles leaning over as if the slightest touch will send them down the rest of the way; and power lines strung like streamers across country roads. You’ll also find community after community of people working together to help each other in this time of need [READ MORE]

Operation Silver Sun

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:06
Team Rubicon volunteers provide disaster relief to North Carolina residents in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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Team Rubicon and The Salvation Army Partner to Continue Rebuilding After Irma

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:25
Team Rubicon and The Salvation Army Announce Partnership to Rebuild Homes and Lives in Collier County The organizations will work together to rebuild 30 homes damaged by Hurricane Irma Naples, FL (September 19, 2018)  – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army A Shelter in the Storm for SC Community

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:45
CONWAY, SC (September 19, 2018) – A line of U-Haul trucks snaked their way into the little residential community called Rosewood, S.C., joining the other U-hauls already backed into numerous driveways along the cozy winding streets. Rosewood’s residents saw what rising flood waters did to their homes during Hurricane Matthew two years ago, and were taking preemptive action against the same rising rivers due to Hurricane Florence. Adult residents [READ MORE]

Buddy Check, Over?

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:42
Team Rubicon’s essence is being a team. It’s in our name. It’s on our shirts. It’s in our blood, sweat and on the tip of our tongues when we toast. We take care of each other so that each one of us can be ready to be there when disasters strike.     Three ways … Read More

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Unable to Work but Able to Serve

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:37
Washington, NC (September 18, 2018) - While many of us would welcome the opportunity for a day off, Edwina Barrera in Washington, N.C. kept on working even though Hurricane Florence forced her to take five days off at her usual place of employment, the highways that crisscross the southeast. Before Hurricane Florence came to the coast of North Carolina Barrera sat behind the wheel of her tractor, hauling a trailer [READ MORE]

Local Business Partners with The Salvation Army to Carry on Legacy of Giving

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:25
CONWAY, SC (September 18, 2018) - Brothers Derrick and Darryl Detrick come from a family of givers. “My parents were total givers,” says Derrick. “Dad has a scholarship named after him, and mom, when Hurricane Matthew hit us hard a few years back and a lady lost her home, well, mom bought her a new one.” It’s compassion and love that motivates us to give, and the Detrick’s were infusing their young boys with [READ MORE]

Life After Near-Death

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:20
I have found my place in the world, my small role to play, and it is exactly where I am meant to be. I can’t make a lasting mark on the world as a solitary person, but I can be a part of something larger, more incredible, and more positive than I ever imagined!

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TR Supporting Wildland Firefighting Efforts

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:54
On Labor Day Weekend, Michael Lloyd, Team Rubicon’s National Wildland Fire Program Coordinator, was on deployment in Wells, Nevada, in what he referred to as “rangeland for the U.S. beef market.” He and his co-workers were in “wait mode,” knowing the next wildfire call was inevitable. Nevada and California have been in a race this … Read More

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Longing for Power, Finding Strength

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:52
Morehead City, NC (September 18, 2018) – Before, during and after a disaster, The Salvation Army is there. In the immediate aftermath, The Salvation Army often serves at evacuation shelters. But, it also canvasses communities to find people in need of a meal and a kind word, wherever they may be. Many communities are still without electricity, and few stores have reopened. On Tuesday, a mobile feeding kitchen stopped in several [READ MORE]

What Digital Transformation Means for Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:09
In August, Team Rubicon underwent a digital transformation thanks to a $1.8 million gift from Microsoft Philanthropies. Philanthropy New Digest reported that the gift included in-kind contributions of technology, services, and training. Team Rubicon president and CEO Jake Wood said, “We were playing software whack-a-mole where one thing would pop up and we’d solve it … Read More

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Food and Supplies Distributed in the Philippines after Typhoon Mangkhut

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:06
MORE than a quarter of a million Filipinos have been adversely affected by Typhoon Ompong (also known as Typhoon Mangkhut), one of the strongest South China Sea storms for many years. Northern parts of the Philippines have been most severely hit, with flooding causing devastation in Northern Luzon, Bataan and Zambales. The Salvation Army was ready to respond before the typhoon hit, and a full emergency response began immediately as needs became apparent. Initially, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Meeting Needs in Close-Knit Community

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:02
Newport, NC (September 17, 2018) – There’s one way to describe Newport, NC: a close-knit community. A town of about 5,000 in Carteret County, Newport endured some of the worst Hurricane Florence had to offer. Rainfall exceeds 25 inches in the county, causing historic flooding and widespread power outages. More than 80 percent of residents are still without power. Most stores remained closed. Yet, the words you hear around [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving Communities in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:28
An Army of 603 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers working to feed, hydrate, and give hope in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence Charlotte, N.C.(September 18, 2018)--Since Monday, September 10 The Salvation Army has been working around the clock to mobilize response teams to prepare and respond to needs after landfall. Today an Army of 603 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Aids First Responders in Conway SC

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:12
CONWAY, SC (September 17, 2018) - Conway, S.C. sits just inland from Myrtle Beach, which is located at the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand coast. The area is a haven for millions of residents and vacationers that enjoy the wide beaches, sunny days and warm weather in abundance. It was one of those beautiful South Carolina days, the day before Hurricane Florence hit. And if you were not listening to weather reports, you would have been without a clue [READ MORE]

Operation Last Eagle

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:24
Team Rubicon is providing wildfire mitigation to the community of Eagle River, AK.

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Salvation Army Brings Hot Meals and Hope to Hyde County

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:29
Washington, NC (September 17, 2018)--After having lost power for more than 72 hours in Rose Bay, NC, Jessica Bianco had frayed nerves and a refrigerator and freezer full of spoiled food, and then The Salvation Army showed up. “I called a phone number on Sunday to find out where I could get food. It was 5:30 p.m. and they said they would be in Scranton, NC, until 6. I raced over there. I was so appreciative to have a hot meal,” said Bianco.  A [READ MORE]

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