For Citizens in the Disaster Area

Salvation Army Responder Helps Fellow Navy Mom Impacted by Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:53
Wilmington, NC (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 of Hurricane Florence. As the storm was coming through, Susan saw a fellow Navy mom post a request in their online group asking for prayers for her home and family. The woman, Theresa, lives in North Carolina [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Shares Hope and Help After Disasters

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:15
Conway, SC – The community is working to find a sense of normalcy, even as some parts of the community are still cut off by flood water.  On Sunday, community members and visitors filed into The Salvation Army’s chapel, passing fluttering flags and pallets of drinking water—a sign of the times. Those in attendance comforted each other and found comfort in the group—sharing stories of water damage, narrow-escape, and service [READ MORE]

AmeriCorps and The Salvation Army: Powerful Partners in Disaster Recovery

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:07
Wilmington, NC (October 1, 2018) - Emilie (pictured on right) is currently in her second year of service with AmeriCorps and has been working with The Salvation Army’s recovery operation in Wilmington, North Carolina. “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 [READ MORE]

And In The End---Give Thanks

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 17:44
Georgetown, SC (September 30,2018) It’s been three weeks since Sunday worship services were held in the chapel of the Georgetown Corps of The Salvation Army. Hurricane Florence had turned the Corps building into an Emergency Disaster Services Incident Command Post. Normal programs were suspended as Mobile Feeding Unit (Canteen) teams and Salvation Army personnel descended on this small city nestled between Myrtle Beach and Charleston and prepared for [READ MORE]

PepsiCo Foundation Helps The Salvation Army Meet Needs After Hurricane Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 14:11
Wilmington, NC (September 30, 2018) – Representatives from PepsiCo Foundation were able to see a glimpse of their kindness in action when they stopped by The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding units in Wilmington, North Carolina. The PepsiCo Foundation donated $500,000 to The Salvation Army to provide vital relief resources to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. In addition to this grant, they also supplied meals [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Says Thank You to Neighbors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 09:51
New Bern, N.C. (September 30, 2018) On Saturday morning, Captain Curtis Kratz, along with members of the Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) in New Bern, North Carolina went door to door to say thank you to the neighbors next to The Salvation Army Social Services and Administration building on Rhem Avenue. Due to the damage inflicted on the Church Building and Thrift Store, the only location to base operations is the office which happens to be in a neighborhood. [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Providing Much-Needed Supplies to Aid Florence Recovery

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 13:09
Wilmington, NC (September 29, 2018) - Through a partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army is distributing relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. During the first day of distribution at the Community Recovery Resource Center in Wilmington, The Salvation Army provided:
  • Clean-up Kits: 961
  • Food Boxes: 971
  • Tarps: [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Provides Showers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:50
New Bern, N.C. (September 28, 2018) In times of disaster, The Salvation Army mobilizes personnel and equipment to serve in the aftermath of storms. Often known for providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, other equipment is also available depending on the need of the community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Craven and Pamlico Counties set up four emergency shelters for people impacted by the storm.  Not only are hundreds of individuals [READ MORE]

Little Caesar's Love Kitchen Partners with The Salvation Army in New Bern

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:43
New Bern, N.C. (September 26, 2018) The Salvation Army and Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen partnered on Wednesday to serve Hurricane Florence survivors.   For several years, Little Caesar’s has brought their Love Kitchen to serve pizzas during disasters as well as various Salvation Army locations across the country. During the visit to New Bern, over 1,400 slices of pizza were served, and The Salvation Army handed out 360 clean-up [READ MORE]

Indonesia: Indonesia: Earthquakes - Sep 2018 - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000156-IDN
Disaster type: Earthquake, Tsunami
Affected countries: Indonesia

Sets of earthquakes have struck off Donggala Region, province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia from 14:00h West Indonesia local time with the strongest magnitude of 7.4 at 17:02h, on Friday, 28 September 2018 and continued with 76 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 2.9 to 6.3 afterwards...The impact of the earthquake with the strength of magnitude 7.4 was felt very hard. Based on INASAFE shake map, it is estimated at least 300,000 people are exposed to MMI1 V-VII in Donggala district and it is predicted that the event affected more population in other districts. Some areas in Donggala district including Parigi, Kasimbar, Tobolf, Toribulu, Dongkalang, Sabang and Tinombo regions will have experienced MMI VI-VII intensity. Considerable damage is expected.
Initial report from national disaster management agency’s (BNPB) indicates that 384 people died (10 in Palu, 50 in Masjid Raya hospital, 161 in Bhayangkara hospital, 20 in Pantolan Induk, 2 in Kayumalue Pajeko, and 141 in Undata Mamboro Palu), 29 people reported missing in Pantoloan Induk Palo, 540 injured and thousands of houses and infrastructure damaged in Palu. Currently, there is no further information on impact from Donggala and the surrounding districts. (IFRC, 29 Sep 2018)

Date: 28 Sep 2018
Status: Ongoing

The Salvation Army To Manage Supplies Distribution At Community Recovery Center

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:01
Wilmington, NC (September 27, 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 pick up a voucher at the Community Recovery Resource Center located at the former Sears store at Independence Mall in Wilmington. The resource center will house federal, state, and local agencies that are [READ MORE]

Going Above and Beyond--It's a Team Effort

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:49
Lunch time at The Salvation Army/Red Cross shelter on Pawleys Island, across the Winyah Bay from Georgetown. It’s one of two feeding sites set up in advance of the oncoming flooding. By Saturday, Pawleys Island could be totally isolated. Here, as at the shelter in Georgetown proper, The Salvation Army is partnering with the Red Cross and hundreds of first responders from around South Carolina, police departments, sheriff’s departments, water rescue teams, and the National [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Response Includes Emotional and Spiritual Care

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:19
Lumberton, NC – Two years ago Hurricane Matthew left much of Robeson County flooded.  The residents who returned to rebuild their homes and lives felt a sense of dread as Hurricane Florence’s track zeroed in on North Carolina.  “We’re sixty miles in,” said Barbara White, a life-long resident of Lumberton.  “It’s not the actual hurricane, it’s all the rain it dumped; [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Partners with Local Church in Conway SC

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 07:49
CONWAY, SC (September, 27, 2018) - Yesterday, the Waccamaw River rose to unprecedented levels in Conway, S.C., prompting The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence Incident Command team located at The Boys and Girls Club to relocate to three different areas to combat the challenge of high water levels and approximately 250 road closures. A growing number people affected by Hurricane Florence’s succeeding flood waters are scattered in pockets across [READ MORE]

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]


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