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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]

Operation Black Snake

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:51
After intense rainstorms on September 25, 2018, Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey were hit particularly hard. Local TR volunteers will provide support for impacted residents in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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Indonesia: Indonesia: Earthquakes - Sep 2018

Reliefweb.int - 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]

Surviving Hurricane Florence and a Tornado

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 05:58
Sometimes Team Rubicon comes to the rescue and the homeowners we have come to serve don’t know who we are or how we found them.  Such was the case with retired couple George and Dorothy Najarian, of Havelock, North Carolina. An Operation Silver Sun sawyer team arrived at the Najarian’s residence on the morning of … Read More

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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]

The General Calls The Salvation Army to Action at Spirit-filled Welcome Meeting

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:11
The General called on the congregation and 10,000+ online viewers to ‘be The Salvation Army God needs us to be’ websa@salvationarmy.org 2018-09-25T22:11:19Z
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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]

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