Disaster Recovery

New Partnership Helps Keep Salvation Army Service Delivery On Track

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:37
Wilmington, NC (September 26, 2018) – A new partnership between The Salvation Army and US Fleet Tracking is enhancing service delivery for those impacted by Hurricane Florence, including those in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, through live GPS tracking and vehicle monitoring. “It was especially helpful at the beginning of our response in Wilmington and its surrounding counties because so many roads were closed [READ MORE]

A Network For Good in Robeson County

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:46
Lumberton, NC – The line stretched back at least 20 vehicles.  Box trucks, cargo vans, passenger vans (seats removed), even a tow truck and quite a few pick-up trucks; but no cars…not a one.   No, this is about neighbors helping neighbors. The line of vehicles was made up of representatives from neighborhood churches and community centers throughout Robeson County and ended alongside a 53-foot-long refrigerated tractor [READ MORE]

No, It's Not Over. Yes, The Salvation Army Is Here

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 09:28
(Georgetown, South Carolina) Georgetown, South Carolina lies on the coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. When Hurricane Florence tore through the Carolinas, Georgetown was largely spared. In the words of Corps Officer Capt. Tim Scott, “It was kind of on again, off again. We thought it was going to hit, then it turned north. Then south, and finally hit north of us.” Corps Officer Major Melissa Scott added, “We thought, Hey! We’re okay.” Fallen [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Canteen a Welcome Sight in Loris, SC

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 07:35
LORIS, SC (September 26, 2018) - For the last few days, The Salvation Army canteen (a mobile feeding unit) from Columbus, Georgia trundled through Loris, S.C. serving meals and drinks to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. The canteen is part of a contingent of ten other canteens, and 45 staff and volunteers from Georgia that have joined forces with over sixty other canteens and Salvation Army personnel from around the southeast U.S. helping in Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts [READ MORE]

From Little To Less...Recovering From Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:00
Lumberton, NC (September 25, 2018)  – Already struggling neighborhoods face an uncertain future with even less. The floodwaters from Hurricane Florence’s slow trail dropped enough rain for the Lumber River to reach near-record flood levels.  Lumber River and its tributaries topped their banks spilling murky water across much of the area—ravaging homes, businesses, places of worship, and [READ MORE]

Dedicated To Service

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:39
Bob McKay sweats in the North Carolina sun and heat as he power saws through dozens of Hurricane Florence-felled trees with his sawyer partner. The homeowners’ yard is full of them making their driveway nearly impassable and a walk from their front door to the river their house faces dangerous. McKay says this is his … Read More

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Canteen Workers Shine A Light of Hope

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:40
Goldsboro, N.C. (September 24, 2018) The Salvation Army provides food, hydration, and snacks as well as emotional and spiritual care in the aftermath of a disaster such as Hurricane Florence.  Most of these services are provided by the crew of a mobile feeding unit (canteen).  Whether serving in a fixed feeding location, such as a shelter or corner in the neighborhood or roaming through communities and rural areas, the crew members of a canteen often [READ MORE]

Cleaning up Carteret County Begins, One Kit at a Time

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:05
BEAUFORT, NC (September 25, 2018) - All throughout Carteret County there are piles on the sides of the roads. Limbs and brush, furniture, mattresses, appliances and more - all evidence of a community trying to put the pieces back together. Now that power has been fully restored, people are returning to their homes to assess the damage and begin the arduous task of cleaning up. Many homes encountered flooding, so everything has been destroyed. People are ripping out [READ MORE]

It's More Than Meals To Mary

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:23
If you stopped by one of The Salvation Army’s mobile kitchens in Wilmington, North Carolina, you may find Mary King surrounded by a group of people enjoying her company and conversation. “I saw you were feeding people, so I went over to see if I could get some food,” says Mary, who remembers when The Salvation Army served her meals after Hurricane Hazel back in 1954. “Nowadays, we have all this information about hurricanes before [READ MORE]

Volunteers: The Army Behind The Army

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 07:57
GEORGETOWN, SC (September 25, 2018) -- It was a call from a friend eighteen years ago that got 83 year-young Louise Walters involved with The Salvation Army of Georgetown, South Carolina. It seems the Corps in Georgetown had an opening on their board and her friend thought Louise would be a great fit. It didn’t take much convincing, though. “I like The Salvation Army,” Louise says spryly, “They do [READ MORE]

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