For Citizens in the Disaster Area

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Salvation Army Massachusetts Division Provides Support in Gas Explosions

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:41
Lawrence, MA (September 14, 2018)--On Thursday, September 13, The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division provided Emergency Disaster Service support to first responders and local residents in three communities north of Boston after a series of gas explosions rocked the community. An estimated 8,000 people were displaced by Thursday’s natural gas incident, which is being described as “Armageddon.” The blasts forced entire neighborhoods [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Ready to Respond as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:01
Alexandria, VA. (September 14, 2018) – The Salvation Army’s national network of disaster staff and volunteers has been activated since Monday, Sept. 10, to mobilize for storm preparation and response. Trained emergency disaster personnel are prepared to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to survivors and first responders. Staff and volunteers are also serving at emergency shelters and staffing emergency operations [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Ready to Respond as Florence Slams Carolinas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:32
ATLANTA, GA (September 14, 2018) – The Salvation Army in Georgia is mobilized and stands ready to respond to areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Four Georgia Salvation Army canteens (mobile kitchen units) from Atlanta, Newnan, Dublin, and Valdosta, Georgia, and their accompanying disaster-trained staff, crew and volunteers are poised in Charlotte, NC staging centers, ready to deploy to provide mass feeding, hydration and spiritual care to [READ MORE]

Snapshot of The Salvation Army's Work as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:17
Charlotte, N.C. (September 14, 2018)—Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:15 a.m at Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, NC. Through the storm, The Salvation Army was at work. This is a snapshot of The Salvation Army’s work as the storm made landfall.

6:30 a.m. Charleston SC, Captain Jason Burns
“Right now we are cooking [READ MORE]

Hurricane Florence: Disaster Response Update

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:26
Atlanta, Georgia (September 13, 2018)--As Hurricane Florence tracks closer to North and South Carolina, The Salvation Army is preparing to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to individuals and families impacted by the storm and first responders.  The Salvation Army has more than 60 disaster feeding units on stand-by, positioned across four states in advance of the storm. Hurricane Florence [READ MORE]

Salvation Army North and South Carolina Mobilizing Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:45
Charlotte, N.C. (September 12, 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.  Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Overview

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